KBI Report Says Domestic Violence Reports Up

By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) A report from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation shows the number of domestic violence incidents in Kansas continues to grow.

The KBI's new Domestic Violence, Stalking and Rape in Kansas report is based on 2012 statistical data submitted by Kansas law enforcement agencies.

The report shows that between 1992 and 2012, the highest number of domestic violence incidents occurred last year, with 24,373 reported. The report shows that works out to one incident reported every 21 minutes, 36 seconds.

However, the report shows authorities made fewer domestic violence arrests in 2012 than 2011 - 13,193 compared to 13,478.

The report also shows that the number of rapes reported decreased 3.3 percent in 2012 from the number reported in 2011. The reported incidents still worked out to one rape reported every 8 hours, 12 minutes and 36 seconds.

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