Months after it opened, Kansas Star Casino has not contributed to a significant increase in crime, according to Mulvane police.
Call volume and police reports are up about 10% but that hasn't translated into an increase in violent crime or property crime, Police Chief Dave Williams said.
"Does it cause us a little more work? Absolutely. But our workload wasn't overbearing to start with," Williams said
Arrests by Mulvane officers are up 57% in 2012. However, Williams said it's mostly because of more aggressive policing of DUIs.
35 of the 104 arrests this year have come from the casino and most were misdemeanor crimes such as disorderly conduct.
"We have very few problems at all inside our facility especially when you consider we have thousands of people walking through our facility every day," said Kansas Star Spokeswoman Megan Strader.
Williams said the number of calls coming from the casino isn't nearly as high as he anticipated. He added that could change once construction of the main casino and hotel are completed in early 2013.
"What happens when they start building truck stops, convenience stores, retail outlets? I don't know," he said.