KBI Releases 2021 Statewide Crime Statistics

Kansas Bureau of Investigation
Kansas Bureau of Investigation

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has released the 2021 Kansas Crime Index Report.  The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state and local law enforcement agencies throughout Kansas.

The 2021 Kansas Crime Index Report indicated that violent crime in Kansas decreased by 3.4 percent from 2020, showing declines in each of the categories of violent crime.  A total of 13,422 violent crimes were reported in Kansas in the categories of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault and battery.

Violent crime in Kansas has been steadily rising each year since 2014. The decline of violent offenses in 2021, was the first decrease experienced since this uptick. Despite this decline, the number of violent crimes in 2021 remained 17.9 percent above the 10-year average.

The Concordia Police Department reported 12 violent crimes in 2021, including one rape and 11 aggravated assaults and batteries.

Statewide, aggravated assaults and batteries continue to be a concern.  While these offenses also declined by 1.9 percent in 2021, they remain 26 percent above the 10-year average, and account for a large percentage of the violent crimes reported.

In 2021, property crimes declined overall by 7.5 percent.  Motor vehicle thefts are of the most concerning offense in the property crime category.  They also declined slightly, but remained 13.6 percent above the 10-year average.

The Concordia Police Department reported 152 property crimes in 2021.  These included 111 thefts, 32 burglaries, nine motor vehicle thefts and one arson case.

Property crime offenses are assumed to be underreported to law enforcement.  Data from the Kansas Crime Index report is derived from standard offense and arrest reports submitted to the Kansas Incident Based Reporting System (KIBRS) by local law enforcement agencies across Kansas.  It is dependent on victims reporting crimes.

The KBI compiled the 2021 statistical crime report based on data submitted by local and state law enforcement agencies prior to May 1, 2022.  For the full 2021 Kansas Crime Index report and previous year’s statistics: https://www.kansas.gov/kbi/stats/stats_crime.shtml.