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The records: Domestic violence and rape statistics for Kansas.
Why you'd want them: To learn more about the crimes and how law enforcement is dealing with them.
Where you get the records: From the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's Web site, www.accesskansas.org/kbi. Under "What's New," click on "Domestic Violence and Rape Report." Reports for 2006, 2005 and 2002 are available.
How much it will cost: The information is free.