Wichita, KS Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Wichita and Kansas

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Wichita experienced 3839 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 2,730 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 389.9 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in Kansas, the most common property crime was larceny with 14,127 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Wichita:


Wichita Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 2nd (12th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (15th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (2nd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (5th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (13th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (6th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (3rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (21st per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 48th
  • Violent Crimes: 36th (345th per 100k)
  • Murder: 53rd (348th per 100k)
  • Rape: 31st (552nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 29th (393rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 54th (448th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 38th (651st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 41st (926th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 33rd (782nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 44th (312th per 100k)
  • Arson: 30th (504th per 100k)

In Sedgwick County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (1st per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (2nd per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 389,965
  • Households: 150,683
  • Median Income: $45,947.00
  • Land Area: 160.374 miles2
  • Water Area: 4.361 miles2
  • Time Zone: CST

Wichita, KS Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2013 2015
Murder 15 27
Rape 0 349
Agg. Assault 2338 2730
Robbery 468 733
Burglary 3933 3480
Vehicle Thefts 1984 2045
Arson 113 129

Violent Crimes in Wichita, KS in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 27
Rape 349
Aggravated Assault 2730
Robbery 733

Property Crimes in Wichita, KS in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 3480
Larceny 14127
Motor Vehicle Theft 2045
Arson 129

Rape in Wichita, KS

Year Rape
2006 240
2007 269
2008 278
2009 254
2010 246
2011 238
2012 228
2013 0
2015 349

Larceny in Wichita, KS

Year Larceny
2006 13786
2007 14263
2008 14097
2009 13886
2010 12472
2011 13550
2012 15331
2013 14885
2015 14127

Kansas Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 10123 11353
Murder 91 128
Rape 2486 2866
Agg. Assault 7259 7792
Robbery 1362 1818
Property Crimes 79431 79199
Burglary 15828 15362
Larceny 56697 56880
Vehicle Thefts 6906 6957
Arson 0 0

Rape in the state of Kansas

Year Rape
2006 1238
2007 1231
2008 1190
2009 1096
2010 1107
2011 1085
2012 1053
2013 2030
2014 2486
2015 2866

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