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FBI: Crime Numbers Up Slightly In Wichita, But Down In Kansas Overall

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New crime statistics from the FBI show that while crime dropped across the board in Kansas, numbers are up in Wichita.

Wichita saw an increase in both violent and property crimes in 2016, but only slightly.

See the FBI's report on crimes known to law enforcement by city.

The FBI's annual Crime in the U.S. report shows that there were more than 4100 violent crimes in Wichita last year, including murder and aggravated assault. The year before, there were about 3800.

Property crimes--like burglary, arson and vehicle theft--grew from about 20,000 to 21,000. The rise in crime is roughly in line with population growth in the city. Two bright spots in the report: The number of rapes and robberies both dropped.

In Kansas, crime numbers fell across the board, as the state's population shrank.

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