TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY HOLIDAY SEASON VIOLENCE THREATENS TO PUSH MURDER COUNT TO HIGHEST NUMBER SO FAR THIS CENTURY!!!
As the weekend and the onslaught of the holiday season approaches, a word of warning is in order courtesy of Kansas City Insiders . . .
LOCAL VIOLENCE TYPICALLY SPIKES AROUND THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND THIS YEAR THAT TREND THREATENS TO PUSH KANSAS CITY'S MURDER COUNT TO RECORD HIGHS!!!
Right now the homicide count stands at 107 which is a nearly 10-year-high for this time of year.
We talked to a local crime expert and here's what he said about the deadly holiday season trend coming our way . . . Here's the word:
"The holidays aren't as bad as August but they run a close second when it comes to increased violence and crime. Domestic assaults tend to rise along with robbery and theft as people are doing more shopping while criminals are more desperate for money -- Compare that to the rise in drunk driving arrests among drivers going to parties. In terms of domestic assaults, families are coming together more often and the holidays creates stress for many families facing economic distress. Yes, there is a slight uptick in violence around the holiday season and some years it's worst than others, which is largely dependent on the weather."
And once again a hard freeze seems just as effective at preventing crime as so much talk about community outreach.
Tragically, the Chief of Police claims that police could not have prevented these murders. Therefore we want to put the question to our blog community . . .
HOW CAN WE CURB THE LEVEL OF KANSAS CITY VIOLENCE AND KILLING DURING THE HOLIDAYS?!?!
There's no simple answer but it's a shame that more people aren't asking the question.
Kansas City waited for a year for solutions from the citizen task force against violence and their recommendations were largely ignored. Now as we approach the so-called "season of peace" we find local leaders at a loss for how to prevent further Kansas City carnage at year's end.
Developing . . .