KBI Report Says Domestic Violence Reports Up

A report from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation shows that the number of domestic violence incidents in Kansas is at its highest since 1992.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the KBI’s new Domestic Violence, Stalking and Rape in Kansas report is based on 2012 statistical data submitted to the agency by Kansas law enforcement agencies.

The report shows that between 1992 and 2012, the highest number of domestic violence incidents occurred last year, when there more than 24,000 incidents reported.  There were also fewer arrests made in those cases in 2012 than 2011. In 2011, there were about 13,500 arrests. Last year, there were about 13,200.

The report also shows that the number of rapes reported decreased 3.3 percent in 2012 from the number reported in 2011.

(Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal