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Old 11-08-2016, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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^ I think that's it. It's "where" the crime is happening. I know crime overall is down, but the locations and people effected by crime today is different.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:37 PM
 
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^ I think that's it. It's "where" the crime is happening. I know crime overall is down, but the locations and people effected by crime today is different.
People keep saying crime in KC is down, but the article I linked to seems to say otherwise.




"The rise of violent crime in Kansas City is getting national attention.

Kansas City was one of seven cities singled out in the FBI's report on crime statistics.
For cities with at least 400,000 residents, Kansas City's murder rate was the fifth highest. The homicide rate increased from 78 deaths in 2014 to 109 in 2015.

The report said that Kansas City, along with Chicago, Houston, Washington D.C., Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, were largely responsible for the national increase in crime."
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:20 PM
 
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I haven't seen anything that notes that crime in the KC metro is down. Nationwide, yes, but not KC specifically. Maybe someone will link something reputable.
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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I haven't seen anything that notes that crime in the KC metro is down. Nationwide, yes, but not KC specifically. Maybe someone will link something reputable.
I think it depends on how far back you go. KC crime is probably up over the past decade, but down from the 1980's and 90's.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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So what are we actually asking about? Hundred-year trends?
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Old 11-09-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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http://kcmo.gov/police/wp-content/up...ationFinal.pdf

Worth noting as well that both killings of and assaults against on duty police officers in the US are significantly lower than historic highs.

Random fear is at an all-time high, though.
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Alamogordo, NM
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Random fear is at an all-time high, though.

This may very well be, but, I think that some of us are thinking of the individual cases going on. For instance, the mother in her 20's who was shot to death on the road in the Metro. A child of hers had earlier thrown some debris out the window of their vehicle, I don't know if she cut the accused killer off on the road or what, but he pulled up and just let her have it. She died in the arms of a passerby, who told her "hang on, hold on, you're gonna be all right. Help is on the way!" These stories are not only really distressing and sad, they're not supposed to happen.


There's been several lately, one is a rape case on the Kansas side involving two men and a female sherrif's deputy, Overland Park I believe it was. I know, "just another rape," but think about it. What if she was your daughter? The list in the 4th quarter of 2016 in the KC Metro is not a short one, they go on and on. Not good news, but are the violent crime numbers up compared to 1995, or 2005? Sounds like the answer might very well be no.
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Old 11-09-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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I hope I am wrong, but I expect race riots in KC next summer.
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Kansas City MO
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Crime is down from the ridiculous levels of the late 80's and early '90's, but there has been a clear spike since 2015 started. One can deduce what may have caused that spike based on events that took place beginning around that time, but there has been a clear nationwide trend in crime upticking since 1/1/2015.
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Old 11-09-2016, 06:39 PM
 
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Let me know when that happens. America has always had its unique spin on religion it seems.

Regarding crime in KC, certainly some events have been in the news lately. As a resident of KCMO, I haven't felt any difference in my daily activities. Yet, I'm rarely in Westport at 3am.
Let me know when that happens. America has always had its unique spin on religion it seems.

It came through yesterday, November 8th, 2016.
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