Monday, April 13, 2020

KCPD CHIEF CONFIRMS KANSAS CITY VIOLENT CRIME CONSTANT DESPITE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN!!!



The latest update on the local crime scene as the pandemic continues . . .

KCPD Chief's Blog: Police remain busy in Kansas City despite stay-at-home order

We’ve received a lot of inquiries about how all the changes in our society to stop the spread of the coronavirus are impacting crime in Kansas City. Other cities have seen crime fall across the board, but in Kansas City, it has been mixed.

First, I’d like to thank everyone in Kansas City who have been adhering to the stay-at-home order. We’re finding that the vast majority of people are abiding by it, which should help us flatten the curve and defeat this pandemic more quickly. It’s also helping keep us – your first responders – healthy and able to serve.

We need officers out on the street because violent crime here has not changed much with social distancing measures or the stay-at-home order. In the two weeks before the stay-at-home order, March 10-13, we had six homicides. We’ve had seven homicides in the two weeks since, March 24-April 6. Non-fatal shootings increased from 61 in the two weeks before the order to 68 in the two weeks after the order.

As many expected, domestic violence assaults have increased a bit. If you are in an unsafe situation at home, please call 816-HOTLINE, which will connect you to domestic violence advocates in the Kansas City area. Domestic violence shelters and prevention agencies are still operating and providing services . . . By contrast, many of our property crimes have fallen off. We attribute this to more people at home keeping an eye on their belongings all day. We’ve seen the largest decreases in crime in the categories of thefts from vehicles, stolen cars and shoplifting (mainly because most retailers are closed).

I have no doubt this pandemic will continue to reshape our city in the short and long term, but looking at the numbers, the workload of police in Kansas City has remained pretty consistent. No matter what happens, KCPD will continue to respond to community needs.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

what this really confirms is that hanging out with thugs in any situation is a good way to get killed. Stay at home if homes are dangerous and you'll probably outlive them.

Anonymous said...

Ha, they gotta hang out , loiter, deal drugs, break each other's balls, "disrespect" each other and try to rip off each other. You are "akskin" too much from them.

Anonymous said...

^^^ True.

Anonymous said...

Those in the hood will keep acting like the hoodlums they are and ain't nothing going to ever change that other than total elimination of.

Anonymous said...

See that's the funny thing, all of these Trump haters want to be out and about but if the democrats had their way you would be told when to go out and what you can buy if you could buy anything. Obama tried to bring that in and failed thank GOD.

Do yourself a favor if you love this country. Don't hire or do business with a democrat. Tell them to move like they said they would do and go destroy life somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

Since most of the neighborhood beefs involve social media, baby mama drama or drug sales, of course the violent crime didn't change.

Anonymous said...

Laws and rules are for the law abiding, nothing has changed in that reguard.

Anonymous said...

A common thread over the years with hoping black people will straighten up and accept personal responsibility is "If we name this street after a civil rights icon that will make them respectful and stop killing each other." Deep down people have believed that at a time like this black people would see the light and stop killing each other over the last piece of fried chicken or some other perceived slight. The answer is no, it is business as usual, and always will be.