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KBI's Annual Crime Report



All numbers from the K.B.I.'s annual crime report was just released. A 5.3 percent increase in violent crime in a year across Kansas. In fact, over the last 10 years, 2018 saw the highest number of violent crimes with 12,367. Aggravated assault and battery, motor vehicle thefts and arsons all increased state wide from 2017 to 2018 as well.


Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves says the number of arsons in his county went up but the amount of aggravated assault went down. In fact, the number of violent crimes in Cherokee County went down by five instances from 2017 to 2018. But the number of rapes went up by five.  The number of rapes state wide increased more than 10 percent from 2017 to 2018.  For the complete report, the full link can be found HERE


*Credit KOAM News*

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