Monday, March 04, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! DR. ERNEST EVANS KANSAS CITY CRIME REPORT!!! NEW FBI STATS REVEAL KCPD UNDERSTAFFED!!!
Special thanks to one of the FOREMOST LOCAL CRIME EXPERTS IN THE KANSAS CITY AREA for this analysis of local trends and information that voters should understand as they prepare to cast their ballots. Here's an exceptional bit of writing with TKC highlights on the main points:
Dr. Ernest Evans: KCMO Crime Stats in a National Context
The FBI has just released the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for the first six months of 2018. This report shows that in this time period homicides in the US declined by 6.7% compared to the same period in 2017. In this same report for the first six month period of 2015, 2016 and 2017 homicides in the US rose 5.2%, 6.2% and 1.5%
In KCMO homicides rose in 2015, 2016 and 2017--but declined in 2018. So, our city seems to be experiencing the same sort of crime climate that the rest of the nation is having.
The post-Ferguson surge in violence seems to finally be coming to an end.
However, the city is not out of the woods yet. The Ferguson tragedy has resulted in a sharp decline in the strength of police departments all over the country.
Right now, the KCPD has 100 fewer officers at the end of calendar year 2017 than it had at the end of calendar year 2013. The KCPD, like virtually every police department in the country, is seriously below strength.
With the mayor's race in full swing there is a lot of talk about reducing crime in KCMO. The candidates for mayor need to be pressed on what they plan to do if elected to bring the KCPD up to its proper strength.
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