Saturday, January 04, 2020
TKC QUESTION: WILL KANSAS CITY MURDER FACTORY SLOW DOWN 2020?!?
This town's murder rate hit approached record highs in 2019 and garnered nationwide coverage.
Here's another glimpse at the horrific data:
KCTV5: Comparing KC’s homicide rate to the rest of the country
If you take a look at KC’s population-adjusted murder rate since 1970 and compare it to the national average, last year is not the highest for KC. However, it could very well be the biggest divergence from the national number. There were 148 homicides in KC in 2019.
“By my calculations, Kansas City's homicide rate is about six times higher than what the national rate is,” UMKC Criminal Justice Professor Ken Novak said.
Accordingly and given gun crackdowns, an uptick in community policing and more promises neighborhood involvement against crime. We ask our blog community . . .
WILL KANSAS CITY SUFFER ANOTHER TRAGICALLY HIGH MURDER COUNT IN 2020???
Again, we notice this year has been relatively and thankfully peaceful so far amid rumors of war around the world.
Developing . . .