You Oughta Know

July 23, 2012

FBI's crime statistics are online

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.

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 records: Crime statistics and reports from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Why you’d want them: To learn more about crimes across the country, such as violent crimes, bank robberies and financial fraud.

Where you get them: www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats

How much the record will cost: The information is free.

Deb Gruver

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