Friday, August 25, 2017
KANSAS CITY WILL HIT 100 HOMICIDES THIS WEEKEND!!! ARE WE DOOMED TO CONTINUE DEADLY 2017 HIGH CRIME TREND???
2017 has been one of the most violent years in recent Kansas City history so far.
The rate of killing has seen a historic uptick and hit a nearly 50% increase over last year at one point. Now the spike stands at around a 34% increase this year over last . . . Moreover, increased robbery, assaults and shootings have also marked this bloody year in local killing fields.
The carnage is getting so horrific that local news agencies are struggling to report the trend so that their watchers won't just tune out the bad news.
For instance, here's an important look at people on the other side of local murders and death . . .
The story of violence in Kansas City through the eyes of those who see its aftermath
Over the past few years we've seen what DOES NOT WORK . . . Anti-crime groups, hot spot policing and community outreach have FAILED to curb the tragic murder count.
Now, in a back to basics approach . . . The new Chief wants to simply put more police on the street.
Our blog community question that everyone else is afraid to ask . . .
ARE HIGHER MURDER COUNTS AND MORE VIOLENT CRIME THE NEW NORMAL IN KANSAS CITY???
While Kansas City aspires to emulate towns like Austin, Portland and Denver . . . Our crime rate trends suggest we have more in common with metros like Chicago, Baltimore and Detroit.
As always, we're interested in suggestions that might help the community fight against crime . . . Despite the fact that local political leadership is far more interested in a development agenda.
You decide . . .