TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) – Violent crimes are down in Kansas, yet property crimes increased.

Those are just a couple of findings in the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI)'s 2023 Kansas Crime Index Report, which was released Wednesday.

The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state and local law enforcement agencies throughout Kansas.

The report found that violent crime in Kansas decreased by 3.7% from 2022, showing declines in each category of violent crime. A total of 13,294 violent crimes were reported in Kansas for the offenses of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault and battery. Despite this decline, violent crime in the state remained 8.6% above the 10-year average.

In 2023, overall property crimes increased by 2.6%, though property offenses have steadily declined in recent years. This made 2023 the first year since 2017 that the state experienced an uptick in property crime reports. Property crime offenses are assumed to be underreported to law enforcement.

Murders slightly increased 3.3% above the 10-year average, but was still over 6% less than 2022.

Click here to read the full report.