Crime stats available online
09/12/2011 12:00 AM
09/12/2011 12:08 AM
Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
For a complete list of You Oughta Know columns, go to www.kansas.com/oughta.
The record: Statistics for criminal cases investigated and cleared in the Wichita Police Department's investigations division
Why you'd want them: To learn more about crimes in Wichita and how many are solved. Cases are broken down by homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny and auto theft. For example, last year there were 18 homicides, of which 17 were considered solved.
Where you get the records: From the police department's website, www.wichita.gov/CityOffices/Police. Click on the investigations division link underneath the photograph.
How much it will cost: The information is free.
Join the Discussion
The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.