RCPD releases 2022 Crime Stats
MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - The Riley County Police Dept. says crime was generally down over the past year.
RCPD released its 2022 Riley County Crime Stats, which report one homicide, 40 rapes, 11 robberies, and 122 aggravated assault/batteries in 2022. The single homicide equals the one reported in 2021, while the robberies and assaults were down nine and 23, respectively. The 40 rape cases, however, were up five from the previous year.
The report also shows a significant decline in property crimes, with 251 less cases reported in 2022 than 2021.
The totals for all crimes are below the five-year average. RCPD leadership credited every member of the force for the result.
“Every single employee has a hand in ‘Reducing crime and improving the quality of life for the citizens we serve,’” said Assistant Director Kurt Moldrup. “Their customer service, kindness and empathy to those in the jail, their community engagement, they all matter.”
2022 was a testament to how amazing our community is!— RCPD (@RileyCountyPD) February 6, 2023
All Part I Crimes in 2022, with the exception of arson, were at least 9% below the average, with some as low as 50% below. pic.twitter.com/ug5yFQifjr
RCPD did note the report does not include stats from Kansas State University Police.
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