Saturday, February 11, 2017

TKC Police Accounting Question: Does The Kansas City Dude Shot On New Year's Eve And Then Died Days Later Count As 2016 Homicide Or 2017 Murder???

Open question to our blog community of experts . . . Seems like if he died this year than it would be a 2017 murder. The count probably won't be update until Monday . . . Tell us where you think this latest tragic killing should be ranked: New Year's Eve shooting now considered homicide, police say

14 Comments:

Super Dave said...

Crime took place in 2016 so that is where it will be tallied at.

Anonymous said...

the shooting took place in 2016 but the murder didn't take place until 2017. If he survived, would they still count it as murder. it should be counted this year.

Anonymous said...

Date and time of death is always the actual date of death, not the event that led up to or caused the death. Date on death cert will be the day he drew his final breath.

When people are dx with and later die of cancer, they dont say the person died on the date of the diagnosis.

Super Dave said...

In 2014 Brent Richards was shot at 11pm on New Years Eve, he died the following Monday January the 5th. His death was listed as the 77th and last homicide in 2014.

This is how it's been done in the pasy in KC folks so doubt it will change much.

Anonymous said...

103 is correct,, it's the date of the crime took place. Uniformed Crime Reporting (UCR) typically dictates how to count the crime, these are stats the FBI maintain

Anonymous said...

What does he win?

Anonymous said...

Another one for the KCPD loser tally.

Anonymous said...

Go ax Mothers in Charge. They knows!

Anonymous said...

Dead is dead.

Anonymous said...

The question posed was "Seems like if he died this year then it would be a 2017 murder. Right?"

How it's been done in the past, while noteworthy, is irrelevant to reality.

It should be recorded as a 2017 homicide, as the death occurred in calendar year 2017. 12:42 and 1:03 are obviously thinking individuals and quickly submitted the correct answer.

The genius of 12:42 was in their counter-question, "If he survived, would they still count it as murder?" Obviously no, as gunshot survivors are not homicide victims.

Crime statisticians may wish to place an asterisk on this one, denoting the 2017 homicide resulted from a gunshot in 2016.

Anonymous said...

The answer is: Because the victim fiddled and farted around and took his time croaking KCPD listed the case as unfounded due to the lack of a timely complaint.

Anonymous said...

With 127 murders in 2016 and the city well on its way to a similar record for the first month and a half in 2017, sadly one homicide is nothing more than a rounding error.
KC isn't even trying to make believe they are doing anything about this any more.
It's all a part of Sly's "momentum".
Right over the cliff.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the power police

Anonymous said...

Super Dave has the right answer you idiots.