Not sure to give credit to the weather or the worsening economy. It's entirely possible that broke-ass cowtown criminals simply can't afford the price of bullets.
Still, there's no denying the latest numbers.
This morning KCPD updated their daily homicide tracker to reveal 8 killings so far this year compared with 14 at this time last year.
It doesn't seem like it but the 42.86% decline is a very real sign of progress.
Of course skeptics might tell us that this is merely an anomaly given that there hasn't been any significant anti-crime plan shared with the public.
Nevertheless, fewer people killed on local streets is a good thing.
That doesn't mean that KC's historic violence problem is solved which should be obvious from this quick collection of metro crime links featuring allegations, police action and a vast array of property crime.Bad Shots Abound
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The Kansas City Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on Monday afternoon, injuring one person. The shooting happened outside at 1:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of Park Tower Drive, just east of E. 20th Street and Topping Avenue.
Killing Across State Line
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Kansas, police are investigating one man's death from over the weekend. According to police, they were called to the 1000 block of Orville avenue on Saturday around 7:45 a.m. for a welfare check. Officers found a man in his early 70s deceased in an apartment.
Murder Suspect Charged After Auto Inferno
Keith J. Hernandez, a 22-year-old white male, faces multiple felony counts in connection with the December 4, 2020, fatal shooting of 25-year-old Devonta Dunson in Kansas City, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today. Hernandez faces Murder 2nd Degree, Armed Criminal Action, Knowingly Burning and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Justice For Lisa
Travon M. Williams is charged with first-degree murder and kidnapping in the Jan. 12 shooting death of Linda Gantt, according to Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker. Police responded to reports of gunfire in the 3600 block of Olive. Police found Gantt with gunshot wounds in a vehicle near 45th and Prospect Avenue, and she was later pronounced dead.
Double Mistake For The Dotte
A University of Missouri-Kansas City student feared for his life Tuesday night when he heard banging on the door of his Overland Park home. After calling 911, he learned that officers were at the house, attempting to serve a warrant - for the second time this month - for a previous tenant.
Justice For Olivia Effort Cont'd
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Howard Jansen, charged with killing his three-year-old daughter, Olivia Jansen, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday morning. Jansen waived his right to a preliminary hearing, which would not require the prosecution to present evidence to go forward. The hearing took place virtually in Wyandotte County court division 4 with District Court Judge Michael Russell presiding.
Brazen Car Crook Recorded
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department is looking for a man who stole a truck right out of a dealership's service garage. The owner brought it in for an oil change, and the next thing he knew it was gone. Now, the dealership is stepping up security and trying to help.
Family Mourns Killing
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - Oriana Starr would have been 23 years old on January 19. Instead, her family gathered outside her apartment in Independence on Tuesday to celebrate without her, just one month after she was found dead in the apartment. Police said she had been shot.
RAYTOWN, Mo. - Raytown police continue to investigate after two people were found dead inside a home on Jan. 13. The couple was identified as 69-year-old Kenneth McKenzie and his wife, 62-year-old Etta McKenzie. People throughout the community are mourning the loss of the well-known couple.
Spying Future To Keep Peace
"People live out loud and outside, and I do have concerns that public gathering, public music - that the surveillance is going to lead to more policing of public space." Those are the words of Ursula Price, a racial justice and civil rights advocate in New Orleans who has opposed the city's expanding connected camera network.
Developing . . .