What Is Kansas City Doing About Its Rising Homicide Rate? | KCUR

What Is Kansas City Doing About Its Rising Homicide Rate?

Some of Kansas City's leaders in violence prevention gathered at KCUR studios for a panel discussion on how to coordinate efforts across sectors to reduce violence.
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The total number of homicides has been rising and falling for decades here in Kansas City, Missouri. Right now, we're in the midst of a scary climb. It's easy in times like these to ask, why? We always seem to start there. We want to change the conversation. 

To wrap up our series The Argument, we take you out to 45th and Cleveland after a shooting, tag along with police knocking on doors in the Northeast, talk with Wyandotte County's District Attorney, and we gather a group of some of our city's violence prevention leaders, in one room, for the first time.

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