KBI: Record number of people murdered in Kansas last year
August 8, 2021
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More people were murdered in Kansas last year than any year since the inception of national crime statistics, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Friday.
The number of murders committed in Kansas in 2020 hit a record at 193 — surpassing any year since 1959, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation first began publishing national crime statistics, the state agency said in a news release.
KBI released on Friday its annual Kansas Crime Index Report, which compiles crime statistics reported to the bureau by state and local law enforcement agencies across the state.