Local leaders habitually downplay the horrific violence plaguing Kansas City early in the year when the numbers numbers won't scare locals, this is part of our cowtown tradition of violence.
Thankfully, TKC readers are far more conscientious.
To wit . . .
TWO METRO KANSAS CITY NEIGHBORHOODS RANK AMONG THE UNSAFEST IN THE NATION!!!
Here's the info sent by a KICK-ASS TKC READER with a worthwhile breakdown . . .
The local connection . . .
5. Kansas City, Missouri: Block group delimited by E. 8th St., Prospect Ave., E. 12th St., and Cleveland Ave.
Predicted violent crimes per year: 182
Predicted violent crime rate: 304 crimes per 1,000 residents
The details: “31% of the households surveyed in this block group in Kansas City lived with less than $10,000 a year, a proportion higher than 98% of U.S. block groups,” says de Bonviller. “With a $20,391 median household income, residents tend to earn less than 97% of the block groups nationally. Finally, a high proportion (about 56%) of the surveyed residents were not in the labor force (top 7% nationally). Note that this block group includes a stadium and a park. In such places which tend to attract many visitors while hosting only a few residents, using the crime rate as an indicator (calculated based on the population residing in a block group) can lead to crime overestimation. This is one of the reasons why our ranking was made using two indicators: the crime rate, and the absolute number of crimes expected.”
Across the State Line in The Dotte, the crisis only slightly better . . .
10. Kansas City, Kansas: Block group delimited by Ann Ave, N. 10th St., Washington Blvd., N. 3rd St. / Minnesota Ave. / N. 4th St.
Predicted violent crimes per year: 187
Predicted violent crime rate: 204 crimes per 1,000 residents
The details: “48% of households in this block group in Kansas City, Kansas lived with less than $10,000 a year during the American Community Survey 2014-2018, which is more than 99.7% of block groups nationally,” . . .
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