Search Kansas Arrest Records

Kansas allows public access to all criminal records dependent on Kansas’s statutes and regulations. In fact, you can perform a quick free search right here on and find out all about someone’s criminal history.

Arrest Records and Warrants in Kansas

In Kansas, you cannot hide from your past. If you have outstanding warrants or any arrests on your record, the general public has the right to search and read all about it. Arrest and criminal records are kept online and accessible through various search portals like this one.

Performing a Background Check

Anytime you want to know more about the person you are dealing with; you can perform a quick and easy background check to find out all about them. Not only will you see their employment and driving history but also criminal offenses committed, if they have ever been in jail or prison and the status of any outstanding warrants.

Kansas Criminal Records Search

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is responsible for collecting and maintaining criminal records for the state. The KBI keeps an online repository for all RAP sheets, which summarize the offender’s criminal history. Along with viewing all the crimes, they committed you will also see personal information like their name, race, gender, date of birth and social security number. You may also see mug shots and the outcome of their offenses.

Prison and Inmate Records

The Kansas Department of Corrections makes it very easy to locate someone doing time in jail or prison in Kansas. They keep records of all inmates in an online database, searchable by the public. You can quickly find out where someone is incarcerated, what he or she is in for and when they will be released. Kansas has been keeping inmate records online since 1980. With just a name search, you can find someone fast and view all their details.

Crime Rate

Total reported incidents in Kansas in 2016 decreased by 15.53% compared to 2015 and is higher than national average of 3,311.69 per 100,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 9,062 to 7,614 while non-violent crime decreased by 15.46% from 61,650 to 52,119.

5 Crimes In Kansas 2016 with most arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 38,796
Burglary 8,577
Aggravated assault 5,515
Motor vehicle theft 4,746
Robbery 1,180

Counties in Kansas with the Highest Crime Rate

Among the 68 counties the most dangerous is the Shawnee county with 78 violent crimes that’s 1.02% of the total of 7,614. Morton County has the highest number of records per 100,000 residents that is below the state average of 466 and lower than national average of 469.

County Arrests
Shawnee 78
Butler 46
Pottawatomie 43
Johnson 40
Franklin 37

Safest Cities in Kansas

Are you planning a move to Kansas? Here are the safest cities in Kansas with the lowest crime rates. You chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Kansas is 1 out of 214 down by 0.02% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Sterling and safest city to encounter a property crime is North Newton.

City Crime Rate
North Newton 6
Hugoton 6
Sabetha 7
Sterling 7
Stafford 8

Violent Crimes

Violent Crimes rates in KS decreased by 15.98% from 2015 and decreased by 9.9% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 8,451 to 7,614. In 2016 violent crimes in KS was 0.6% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of violent crimes in Kansas is 0.466%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Kansas decreased by 15.46% from 2015 and decreased by 28.56% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 72,953 to 52,119. In 2016 property crimes in KS was 12.34% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a property crime is 3.193%.

How Kansas stands up against other states

Kansas vs. Mississippi

You’ll be safer in Kansas compared to Mississippi. Mississippi had an 22.98% higher crime rate than Kansas. Nevada scored the lowest with a 5.91% lower crime rate according to the FBI. Robbery rates of 72 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 136 per 100,000 people and lower than average 165 in Mississippi. Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 291 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 286 per 100,000 people and higher than average 230 in Mississippi.

Kansas vs. Nevada

You’ll be in more danger in Kansas compared to Nevada. Nevada had an 5.91% lower crime rate than Kansas. Arkansas scored the highest with a 36.34% higher crime rate according to the FBI. Rape rates of 0 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 2 per 100,000 people and lower than average 0 in Nevada. Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 291 per 100,000 people is higher than national of 286 per 100,000 people and lower than average 493 in Nevada.

Names with the most arrests in Kansas

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

The most crimes, that's 27.93% of all records in state are committed by the people aged between 31-40. Felonies are committed more by men. Misdemeanor records are popular among white population of the state.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Kansas is 0.55% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.03 daily crimes that occur in Kansas.
  • Kansas is safer than Mississippi.
  • In Kansas you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Kansas have decreased by 15.53%.

Kansas Police Arrest Records by Counties