State Criminal Justice Profile

Kansas

BJA Investments

In Fiscal Year 2014, BJA provided more than $4 million* in state and local funds to Kansas.

Justice Assistance Grant Program—State Formula $2,081,511
Justice Assistance Grant Program—14 Local Awards $817,574
Other Direct Discretionary Funds $1,447,486

Source: Bureau of Justice Assistance
*This amount does not include funding for national training and technical assistance programs that benefit all states and territories.

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Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program—State Formula

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
Executive Office of the State of Kansas 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Kansas 2014 Federal Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Program $2,081,511

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program—Local Awards

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
City of Dodge City 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 FY 2014 JAG Program $13,529
City of Garden City 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 In-Car Camera Upgrade Project $12,995
City of Hutchinson 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Law Enforcement Safety Upgrade Project $28,360
City of Junction City 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 2014 JAG Law Enforcement Project $18,002
City of Lawrence 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Interview Room Equipment and Storage $43,571
City of Newton 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 City of Newton Tasers and Cameras Project $12,192
City of Parsons 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Advancing Officer Safety Through Technology Improvements $11,084
City of Salina 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 2014 Justice Assistance Equipment Enhancement Project $19,951
City of Topeka 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 FY 2014 JAG Program $82,709
Johnson County 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 FY 2014 JAG Program $69,065
Leavenworth Police Department 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 City and County of Leavenworth Equipment Improvement Program $28,398
Riley County 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2015 Policing Smarter and Safer $20,792
Sedgwick County 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 2014 JAG Public Safety Improvement Program $354,151
Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Active Shooter Response Preparedness $102,775

Other Direct Discretionary Funds

Grantee Name GMS Project Period Project Title GMS Award Amount
31st Judicial District Adult Drug Court 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2016 Enhancement of the 31st Judicial District Adult Drug Court Team $142,562
Executive Office of the State of Kansas 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 Kansas FY 2014 John R. Justice Grant Program $31,866
Executive Office of the State of Kansas 10/01/2013 – 09/30/2017 Kansas FY 2014 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment for State Prisoners (RSAT) Program $83,813
Executive Office of the State of Kansas 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 Kansas 2014 Federal BJA Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Reallocation Funds $50,149
Kansas Department of Commerce 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2015 Commerce Technology Career Training Program for Women Along the Engineering Career Pathway $639,684
Kansas Department of Corrections 10/01/2014 – 09/30/2016 Kansas Comprehensive PREA Compliance Project $499,412

Law Enforcement Agencies and Officers

Law Enforcement Agencies: 299

Sworn Officers: 6,174

City     County     Tribal     State     Other

Source: FBI Uniform Crime Report (2013)

  • More than 92% of the 299 law enforcement agencies in Kansas have 50 or fewer sworn officers.
  • Nearly 45% of sworn officers work for agencies with 100 or more officers.

Officer Fatalities and Assaults

Between 2004 and 2013, 7 officers were feloniously killed (0 in 2013) and 3 officers were accidentally killed in the line of duty. In 2013, 34 officers were assaulted (0.07% of all officers assaulted in the United States).

Crime Trends

According to the FBI Annual Report, nationwide violent crime in 2013 decreased more than 4% from the 2012 estimates. Below are the current crime trends for Kansas:

Crime 2012 2013 %
Violent Crime 10,232 9,838 -3.9
Murder and Manslaughter 84 112 33.3
Forcible Rape* 1,053 2,030 N/A
Robbery 1,500 1,350 -10.0
Aggravated Assault 7,595 7,181 -5.5
Property Crime 90,710 85,280 -6.0
Burglary 18,767 17,375 -7.4
Larceny-Theft 65,165 61,264 -6.0
Motor Vehicle Theft 6,778 6,641 -2.0
*Agencies within this state submitted rape data according to both the revised UCR definition of rape and the legacy UCR definition of rape.

Arrest Data

In 2013, total arrests (78,182) increased 0.04% from 2012. Violent-crime arrests decreased 5.46% (2,145), and property-related arrests decreased 9.14% (7,209).
Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reports

Court Structure

Court of Last Resort:    Supreme Court
Intermediate Appellate:    Court of Appeals
General Jurisdiction:    District Court
Limited Jurisdiction:    Municipal Court

Corrections

Prisoner Admissions: 5,220
Prisoner Releases: 5,133
Total Prisoners: 9,763

Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (2013)

Major Correctional Facilities: 9
Recidivism Rate*: 34.8%
Top Offenses: Robbery, sex offenses, assault/battery (FY 2014)

Source: Kansas Department of Corrections
*The Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) measures recidivism, based on rules established by the Association of State Correctional Administrators, as the percentage of offenders released from KDOC facilities who return within 3 years.

Regional Informations Sharing Systems® (RISS)

The Mid-States Organized Crime Information Center (MOCIC), a RISS Center, serves Kansas. There are 194 Kansas criminal justice agencies that are members of MOCIC.
Source: Regional Information Sharing Systems

Seal of Kansas

Highlights

In Kansas, Byrne JAG state funding has assisted with numerous innovative initiatives and supports:

  • Alternative sentencing court for individuals with mental illness in Topeka. Individuals charged with a misdemeanor or traffic offense who have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness can avoid jail time if they complete a 1-year program that includes treatment and drug testing. They also must appear for all court hearings and pay their court fees and treatment costs.

  • Paola Police Department Firearms Automated Training System. Funds were used to acquire a compact virtual firearms training simulator that allows local officers and other departments throughout the country to train for potentially lethal scenarios within a nonlethal training environment.

  • Intensive community corrections position within an adult drug court docket in central Kansas, which provides for increased accountability for individuals in drug court.

  • Substance abuse treatment for probationers and parolees through Northwest Kansas Community Corrections, which covers 3 judicial jurisdictions.

  • Staff for the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Office of Victim Services. Additional staff provide confidential support and information for victims, survivors, and witnesses to crimes for which the offender was sentenced to KDOC.

Source: National Criminal Justice Association

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State Administering Agency (SAA)

Kansas Governor’s Grants Program Shawn Cowing, Administrator
http://www.grants.ks.gov/boards-councils-and-initiatives

Kansas At-A-Glance

Total Population: 2,893,957
Population Under 18: 724,092
Population Over 65: 405,063

Source: U.S. Census (2013 est.)

State Investigative Agency:
Kansas Bureau of Investigation Kirk Thompson, Director

Local Governments: 3,826
Source: U.S. Census (2012)

Federally Recognized Tribes: 4
Source: Bureau of Indian Affairs

U.S. Attorneys’ Office: Barry R. Grissom—District of Kansas, Wichita Source: U.S. Department of Justice

Homeland Security Agency: Kansas Adjutant General’s Department Major General Lee Tafanelli, Adjutant General and Homeland Security Advisor www.kansastag.gov

Drug Courts: 15
Source: National Drug Court Resource Center