Property crime in Kansas is on the decline, however, violent crimes rose slightly as the Kansas Bureau of Investigation has released the 2019 Kansas Crime Index Report. The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state and local law enforcement agencies across Kansas.
The report indicated that violent crime in Kansas increased by 2½% in 2019. A total of just over 12,500 violent crimes were reported in Kansas in the categories of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault and battery. The violent crime rate is currently just over 17% above the 10-year average.
Total property crime offenses in Kansas declined by nearly 7%. Even motor vehicle theft, which has been on the rise for several years, declined statewide in 2019.
The crime report can be found below.