Kansas City Crime Scene: Homicide Count Declines At Outset Of January 2021

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

KCPD investigating shooting that left 1 seriously injured

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

KCKPD investigating weekend death

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

KC man charged in 10th and Winner death, burning car

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

Man charged with murder, kidnapping in woman's death

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

OPPD officers serve WyCo-issued warrant at wrong residence - twice

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

Father charged in 3-year-old daughter's death pleads not guilty

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

Thief steals man's truck right out of KC dealership's garage, causing thousands in damage

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

'This pain is unbearable': Family celebrates daughter's birthday 1 month after her murder

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 Remembers

Community mourns after well-known Raytown businesswoman, husband killed

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

City Surveillance Watch: Network Effect

"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.

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Comments

Anonymous said…
It's the cold and the snow.

Just wait.
Ren said…
^^^

Um, it was cold and snowy last year in January too. Probably worse.
Anonymous said…
Uh, it’s been cold and snowy in Chicago and they have 45 murders.
It’s been cold and snowy in Philly and they have 39 murders.
It’s been cold and snowy in Baltimore and they have 18 murders.
It’s been cold and snowy in St Louis and they have 17 murders.

The fact is, our hood rats are retards and they are weak. We are not a murder capital. Just a shithole.
Anonymous said…
^^and yet here you are. What a loser you must be to live in a shithole. Pathetic loser! Weird.
Anonymous said…
So we don’t have to listen to the whiny ass losers crying about getting rid of the police chief. they should be getting rid of mayor mckneely instead, he alone has failed them and nobody else.
Anonymous said…
10:46 You are a small pathetic bitter person you know that right?
Anonymous said…
Maybe most of the trouble makers have been shot already ?
Byron Funkhouser said…
Fear not! Our dark skinned fiends will fix this problem.
Anonymous said…
Byron! Finally! You’ve seen the light even though you’re blind!
Anonymous said…
Nice Byron, you won the internet today!!!!!!
Anonymous said…
Everybody calm down, they’re just reloading!
Anonymous said…
So we’re just gonna have 165 murders this year then?
Byron Funkhouser said…
^^weird, boomer boi is up and stupid. Slept in.
Anonymous said…
When Mahomes throws an interception in the Super Bowl that will be worth five domestic homicides so don't worry we will catch up.
Anonymous said…
Whenever I open a thread, I first have to scan it to see how many comments were made in my name by people who do it because they contend that they are better than me.

Eventually, Tony will ban comments because they are mostly just useless garbage.
Anonymous said…
^^useless garbage.
Anonymous said…
police seem like another bloated bureaucracy, just do the deed, cut their staff and funding.
Anonymous said…
hi, we are the city of kansas city. we are a cast of 1000s of idiots. We can probably make do with a cast of 100s of idiots. Thank you for your support.
Byron Funkhouser said…
The problem is the negros.
Anonymous said…
She knew and partnered with Don Maxwell. That should tell you all you need to know. She ever been to prison?
Anonymous said…
if the problem is the negros, why are there so many shallow white assholes EVERYWHERE.
Anonymous said…
Let us know when KS and MO are not in the top 15 suicide states or should we be able to feel that.
Anonymous said…
i am only on here to tell you how much i hate you now. That's obviously what you wanted and you did a great job making it so.