Kansas reaches historic lows for burglaries, property crimes


Crime in Kansas fell almost 7% last year, marked by historic lows in burglaries and property crimes, new state data show.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation reports that so-called index crimes, including murder, rape, theft, stolen vehicles and robberies, dropped by about 6,000 to 81,350 in 2021.

The dip in crime was highlighted by the fact that the state saw the lowest number of property crimes and burglaries in decades, the report showed.

There were 67,928 property crimes reported in 2021, falling 7.5% and reaching the lowest number since 1973 when there were 75,123 . . .


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