The Arkansas City Police Department announced a sizable drop in 2015 crime statistics at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting, falling into a tie with Winfield in overall crime index and coming in even lower than its sister city in the property crime index. Police chief Dan Ward stated that, while he knew stats for 2015 had decreased, he did not know how we compared to the other agencies in Kansas for the year. He added that he was very happy to see that while the city’s crime rates dropped in virtually every area, most agencies across Kansas saw fairly large increases. Arkansas City’s overall crime index dropped from 44.3 to 38.2 in 2015. At the same time, the state average increased from 34.6 to 36.5. This means that Arkansas City has an overall crime index that is about average for the entire state of Kansas.
Source: VNC News

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