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KBI Releases 2023 Statewide Crime Statistics

Joe Denoyer - July 10, 2024 4:41 pm

TOPEKA – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has released the 2023 Kansas Crime
Index Report . The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state and local law
enforcement agencies throughout Kansas.

Violent crime analysis
The 2023 Kansas Crime Index Report indicated that violent crime in Kansas decreased by 3.7%
from 2022, showing declines in each category of violent crime. A total of 13,294 violent crimes
were reported in Kansas for the offenses of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault and
battery. Despite this decline, violent crime in the state remained 8.6% above the 10-year
average.

Property crime analysis
In 2023, overall property crimes increased by 2.6%. In Kansas, property offenses have steadily
declined in recent years, making 2023 the first year since 2017 that the state experienced an
uptick in property crime reports. Property crime offenses are assumed to be underreported to
law enforcement.

Find the full 2023 Kansas Crime Index report, and previous year’s statistics at:
https://www.kansas.gov/kbi/stats/stats_crime.shtml

 

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