CELEBRATE SLIGHTLY LESS KILLING IN KANSAS CITY BUT DON'T MENTION SUBURBAN VIOLENCE SPILLOVER!!!
A look at Kansas City crime stats for last year reveals slightly less killing within the city limits.
Kansas City's homicide rate dropped in 2012
Kansas City’s Crime Rate Down, Just Barely
Already a few of early morning TKC readers have noticed the cautious optimism of the Police Chief and other politicos who aren't celebrating these numbers that are still tragically high and out of sync with our population numbers and other national trends in cities of KCMO's size.
Still . . .
WHAT LOWER KANSAS CITY CRIME STATS DON'T REVEAL IS THE INCREASED LEVEL OF VIOLENCE, CRIME AND MURDER IN SURROUNDING CITIES!!!
Last year the Independence, MO Police Chief publicly blamed Kansas City policing efforts for increasing crime within his jurisdiction as he asked for more funds.
Residents in Grandview, Raytown and even some parts of the Golden Ghetto blame Kansas City for their increases in crime.
Obviously, there is very little sympathy for these satellite cities that have always enjoyed a parasitic placement in the vicinity of KCMO . . . But the spillover of Kansas City murder, violence and crime is often overlooked.
A few less murders in Kansas City is a good thing but the lack of celebration of this fact might reveal local leaders realizing that so many anti-violence efforts have failed to address the root causes of so much cowtown killing.
Photobabe: Billie Faiers