Tuesday, August 25, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY POLICE TOUT OPERATION LEGEND SUCCESS WHILST TOP COP PROMOTES 'ABOVE AVERAGE' HOMICIDE CLEARANCE RATE!!!
Amid criticism and protest, the KCPD push back against detractors today.
Here's the stat that started their midweek media blitz that's typically a lot less busy than weekends with rampant gunfire and homicide . . .
And then, the Chief offered his perspective . . .
In violent year, KCPD’s homicide clearance rate remains well above average
Money line . . .
"Despite a record-high workload, the Kansas City Missouri Police Department is maintaining a clearance rate that is well above-average for homicide cases. Our solve rate is even higher.
"Our clearance rate is recorded as a Uniform Crime Report (UCR) rate, as mandated by the FBI. Our UCR clearance rate is 70% today. The national average is 62%. UCR is based on casework completed this year compared to total homicides this year. It gives credit to all cases solved in 2020, regardless of whether the homicide occurred in years prior.
"As of today, we have cleared 62 homicides from 2020 and 27 from previous years, for a total of 89. Just last week we identified persons of interest in two 2019 homicide cases. Our detectives and crime lab staff deserve for their work to be counted on those cases, as well, which is what UCR does. We will never stop seeking justice on unsolved homicides."
Local media follow-up and further reporting:
KSHB: Kansas City Police Department says violent crime decreased since start of Operation LeGend
KMBC: KCPD chief: Violence outpacing department capacity, homicide clearance rate above average
You decide . . .