Kansas

By the Numbers

Summary

  • In 2018, there were 37 reported domestic violence homicides in Kansas.1
  • In 2018, 26 of the reported domestic violence homicides were by firearm.2
  • In 2015, there were 4,229 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Kansas, 908 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.3

Fatalities

There were 289 reported domestic violence homicides* between 2009 and 2018, 63% of which (n=181) were by firearm.4

Domestic Violence Homicides
Domestic Violence Homicides by Firearm
Domestic Violence Homicides in Kansas, 2009-2018

Notes:

  1. Domestic violence homicide victims include spouses, former spouses, persons in intimate relationships whether ongoing or in the past, and persons 18 years of age or older who are blood or step-related to one another. Only adults are included as victims.
  2. Cases involving children are reviewed by the State Child Death Review Board (SCDRB) and statistical information can be found in the SCDRB report at www.ksag.org.
  3. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation annually releases a report on domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault statistics.

Intimate Partner Violence* Victimization and Related Impacts*

The lifetime prevalence* of any contact sexual violence*, physical violence,* and/or stalking victimization* by an intimate partner* in Kansas is:

Females

33.9% Experienced IPV
66.1% No IPV

Among female victims in Kansas who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime, 58.9% were concerned for safety, 46.7% were injured, 19.9% needed medical care, and 17.8% needed legal services.5

Males

31.1% Experienced IPV
68.9% No IPV

Statistically reliable estimates of the percentage of male victims in Kansas who experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime who were concerned for safety, injured, needed medical care, or needed legal services are not available.6

Domestic Violence Protection Orders

Protection Orders Active in the National Crime Information Center for Kansas, 2006-2015

There were 4,229 active protection orders in the National Crime Information Center for Kansas in 2015, 908 of which had a disqualifying Brady Indicator.*7

Protection Orders in the National Crime Information Center
Protection Orders with Disqualifying Brady Indicator

Note:

State participation in the National Crime Information Center protection order file is voluntary, thus the extent to which states enter the orders into the system varies. Regardless of how each state refers to such orders, these records are uniformly referred to as “protection orders” in the National Crime Information Center database.

Definitions

  • Contact sexual violence: Combined measure that includes rape, being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, and/or unwanted sexual contact.
  • Domestic violence homicide: In Kansas, domestic violence homicide victims include spouses, former spouses, persons in intimate relationships whether ongoing or in the past, and persons 18 years of age or older who are blood or step-related to one another. Only adults are included as victims.
  • Intimate partner: Romantic or sexual partner and includes spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, people with whom they dated, were seeing, or “hooked up.”
  • Intimate partner violence: The five types of intimate partner violence measured in the NISVS include sexual violence, stalking, physical violence, psychological aggression, and control of reproductive/sexual health. Sexual violence includes rape, being made to penetrate someone else, sexual coercion, unwanted sexual contact, and non-contact unwanted sexual experiences.
  • Intimate partner violence related impacts: For each perpetrator of domestic violence, the NISVS survey asks victims about specific direct impacts related to intimate partner violence to better understand the consequences of contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner.
  • Lifetime prevalence:Proportion of a population who, at some point in life, have ever experienced the characteristic or condition.
  • Protection orders with a disqualifying Brady Indicator: Protection orders related to domestic violence that have been identified as those that prohibit the individual from receiving or possessing firearms under federal law.
  • Physical violence: A range of behaviors from slapping, pushing, or shoving to severe acts that include being hit with a fist or something hard, kicked, hurt by pulling hair, slammed against something, tried to hurt by choking or suffocating, beaten, burned on purpose, or used a knife or gun.
  • Stalking victimization: Pattern of harassing or threatening tactics used by a perpetrator that is both unwanted and causes fear or safety concerns in the victim.

This page was updated February 13, 2020. Please note that data used are the most recent available data.