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State Overview

Domestic Violence Legislation:Yes (21-3412a)
NIBRS Status:Certified
Additional IBR Elements:Yes
Law Enforcement DV System:Incident-Based
Service Provider DV System:Summary
Service Provider SA System:Summary

State Summary

Kansas has domestic violence legislation that includes same-sex romantic relationships if individuals currently or have previously resided together. The state is NIBRS certified, and data are collected by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI). In addition to the NIBRS data elements, approximately 160 additional elements are being collected. Currently 423 of the 435 agencies in the state report incident-based data to the KBI. The 12 agencies that do not submit incident-based reports are asked to complete information packets for domestic violence and rape incidents, including all of the NIBRS data elements except victim and offender characteristics. This information is not reported at the incident level but instead is reported as counts. Agencies that report incident-based data use standard incident reports that include a check box for domestic violence incidents. Data are available upon request from the KBI.

The Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence uses the Alice software program, which allows member agencies to create their own client intake forms and enter the information into a localized database. This information is then shared with the Coalition. Since each agency can customize the system for its own use, the Coalition is in the process of creating a standardized intake form and instruction manual. Aggregate data are available upon request.

The Kansas Sentencing Commission keeps statistics on all felony court cases, including rape. The information is available in its Annual Report or by request. The Kansas Judicial Branch maintains a statewide database on protection orders, with updates received weekly from local courts. Yearly totals are published in an annual report.

State Projects

No current projects.

Available Reports

General Crime Statistics

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault

Violence Against Women

Sample Data Collection Forms

The KBI requires agencies reporting incident-based data to use a standardized incident form, while agencies reporting summary counts submit the domestic violence and rape data separately:

The Governor's Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board collects information from service providers:

The Attorney General's Office collects information on victims applying for compensation using this form:

Available Data

General Crime Statistics

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault

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