Kansas, officially nicknamed the Sunflower State, holds a population of 2,907,289 (as of 2016). The name Kansas originates from the Kansa Native American tribe. Topeka is the capital city of the state. Wichita is the largest city, with a population of 382, 368.
Wichita is the state’s most dangerous city, where the violent crime rate is 673.2 per 100,000 residents. The same rate for the state is 389.9 per 100,000 people. Crimes in Wichita tend to happen more in the center, than in the suburbs. Despite this, the city’s crime rate remains one of the highest in the country. In 2015 alone, there were 30 murders, 763 robberies and around 3,000 aggravated assaults reported in Wichita.
The poverty rate in the city is 14.1%, while the unemployment rate is up at 4.2%. Capital punishment is legal in the state of Kansas.
The safest cities in the state are Prairie Village and Bel Aire.
Criminal records of the state are managed by the Kansas Department of Corrections, as well as the County Sheriff’s offices.
Only a few County Sheriff’s offices provide information online, and the available information is limited. If you’re interested in obtaining data on criminal records as well as mugshots, you will need to call the office or pay them a visit in person.
More information can be found on the online searchable database of the state’s Department of Corrections.