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Sherman County, Kansas Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Sherman County, Kansas. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Sherman County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Sherman County, Kansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 1,037 total crimes reported in Sherman County, Kansas (127 of them violent). Of the 148 crimes that happen every year in Sherman County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sherman County, Kansas 148 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 14 rapes, and almost seven hundred thefts (including 46 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Sherman County, Kansas (2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2001, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Sherman County, Kansas for 7 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Sherman County has lessened by 48%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 50%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic reduction in crime over the last 7 years in Sherman County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to forty for Sherman County, Kansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Sherman County, Kansas (2002-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Sherman County, Kansas (2002-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Sherman County, Kansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Sherman County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.