The Kansas Bureau of Investigation published the 2018 Kansas Domestic Violence, Stalking and Rape Report. This report collects violence, rape, stalking, sodomy, and sexual battery incident data reported to the KBI by law enforcement across the state.
McPherson County had six incidents of rape reported with zero arrests according to the report. In 2017, five incidents were reported with two arrests.
In 2018, 1,349 rapes were reported to law enforcement, representing 8.9% more than reported in the previous year. Rape was reported in Kansas every six hours and 29 minutes. In 81.1% of rape incidents, the suspect was known to the victim.
Domestic Violence Analysis
In McPherson County the report shows that 51 protection from abuse orders were filed in 2018, along with 28 protection from stalking orders. The report also shows that in 2018 there were eight violation of protection order instances reported. 137 instances of domestic violence were reported with 106 arrests and eight dual arrests, bringing the arrest percentage to 71.5%
Some of these numbers are slightly lower than the year before. The county had 41 protection from abuse filings in 2017, 36 protection from stalking orders and 11 instances of violations. In 2017, McPherson County had 165 domestic violence incidents reported, with 112 arrests and six dual arrests resulting in a 64.2% arrest percentage.
The 2018 Domestic Violence, Stalking and Rape Report revealed 24,066 domestic violence incidents in the state, indicating an overall 6% increase in reported domestic violence incidents. A domestic violence incident was reported in the state every 21 minutes and 50 seconds, and a domestic violence arrest occurred every 43 minutes and 48 seconds.
Domestic Violence Homicides
In 2018, Kansas experienced one less domestic violence related homicide than in 2017, at 37 homicides. Of the 146 total homicides reported in 2018, 25.3% were related to domestic violence.
Find the complete 2018 report, and the reports from previous years at: www.accesskansas.org/kbi/stats/stats_dvrape.shtml.