Kansas Criminal Records

  • Kansas has 2,911,641 total people (FBI, 2015).
  • Kansas is the 17th largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Municipal Courts deal with violations of city ordinances which includes traffic violations and other minor offenses.
  • The District Courts are the trial courts of Kansas. They have general original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases including divorce, domestic relations, probate and administration of estates, juvenile matters, small claims, and guardianship.
  • The Court of Appeals decides appealed cases by reading the trial record, not by conducting an actual trial.
  • The Supreme Court is the highest court in Kansas and they hear oral arguments of the lawyers and function much like the Court of Appeals. They read trial record and written briefs filed by the parties of the cases that has been appealed, but they do not conduct an actual trial.

Crime Statistics for Kansas (FBI, 2015)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 11,353 21st / 51 (Moderate)
Murder 128 19th / 51 (Low)
Rape 1,615 21st / 51 (Moderate)
Robbery 1,818 16th / 51 (Low)
Aggravated Assault 7,792 22nd / 51 (Moderate)
Property Crime 79,199 19th / 51 (Low)
Burglary 15,362 18th / 51 (Low)
Larceny Theft 56,880 20th / 51 (Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 6,957 19th / 51 (Low)