Statewide, violent crime in Kansas continued to trend upward with an overall increase of 6.3% in violent crimes such as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault and battery. In the past three years Kansas has experienced a 23.1% increase in violent crime.
Additionally 176 murders occurred in 2017, which represents an 18.9% increase over the number of murders committed in 2016.
Breaking down the individual county numbers provided by the KBI, Geary County had no murders in 2017, 13 cases of rape, 16 robberies, 17 aggravated assault or batteries, 546 property crime offenses such as theft or burglary, and there were six arson cases.
Those figures include the combined numbers from the Junction City Police Department, Geary County Sheriff’s Department and the Grandview Plaza Police Department.