Throughout 2020 our blog community has reported the tragic and historic spike in Kansas City murder but it's important to put those numbers in context as we look toward the future wherein crime across the nation and around the globe seems to be getting worse.
To wit . . .
TKC READER FACT CHECK: KCPD OUTPERFORMED OTHER AMERICAN TOWNS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CRIME!!!
As we talk "local control" and continued protest against the po-po . . . Our reader community shares an important and data-driven observation . . . Here's the word . . .
The percentage of homicides over last year has increased 15.23% while the rest of the nation suffered more than a 36% spike in murders for 2020. Who says the KCPD aren't doing a good job?
Here's a bit more insight and proof about those numbers . . .
Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, We have seen spikes in certain major cities before, but there has never been a year quite like this. In 2020, murder rates have been soaring dramatically from coast to coast, and many are deeply concerned about what our big metropolitan areas will look like if this trend continues into 2021 and beyond.
After the jump we share a few more local, national and global crime links for further edification . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Everyone who lived at the Waldo Heights Apartments, which were the site of a massive fire Monday evening , has been accounted for, according to federal officials. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sent a national response team to Kansas City, Missouri, to begin processing the scene.
Speedy Meth Town Crime Spree Warrants Help
INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) - Police in Independence are hoping you can help identify a man who stole and then damaged a speed radar trailer. You heard that right, one of those trailers that shows passing motorists how fast or slow they are driving, was taken by an unknown man.
KCK Murder Suspect Peek
Kansas City, Kansas, police released two photos of a person of interest and two of a possible suspect vehicle Tuesday in connection with a homicide last week. Gregory Stallings, 58, was found shot to death Dec. 21 in the 2500 block of North 18th Street.
Kansas Suspect Shot Dead
Police identify man who allegedly killed his mother-in-law, shot his wife in a domestic violence incident
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A Wichita police officer fatally shot a man suspected of killing his mother-in-law and shooting his wife. It happened just after 7 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 900 block of North Faulkner. Officers began to approach the home and heard gunshots being fired from the inside to outside.
Show-Me Scary Gunfire Mask Resistance
JENNINGS, Mo. - A former church employee has been charged with threatening to "shoot up" the church after he was asked to wear a mask, according to St. Louis County authorities. Timothy Percy Taylor, 29, was fired from Radiant Life in Christ Church in Jennings on Dec.
Global Jacking Alert!!!
A sharp rise in carjackings around the country - the number doubled in Chicago this year and increased by 537 percent in Minneapolis - may be tied to the "anonymity" provided by masks during the pandemic.
New World Disorder
By the end of March, one week into the UK's first lockdown, recorded crime in Lancashire had dropped by a startling 40% compared with the four-year average. "At first there was some mild panic," says DCI Eric Halford, of Lancashire Constabulary. "Most senior officers expected a surge in demand."
Developing . . .