KCUR News
10:48 am
Fri July 8, 2005

KC Confronts 30% Jump in Murder Rate

Kansas City, MO – So far 61 people have been murdered in Kansas City this year, 14 more than the same time last year. Police say the spike isn't like one in the early 1990s, when gang vengeance played an obvious role; they blame the violence on widespread sociological issues. The Mayor, City Manager and Police Chief say they're committed to taking a holistic approach to curb it. Some neighborhood activists aren't convinced. KCUR's Frank Morris reports.