Almost lost in the discussion about the 150 homicides in Kansas City last year is this: Why did the number of women murdered jump 52 percent between 2016 and 2017?
In 2016, 21 women were murdered in Kansas City. Last year the number was 32.
The Neighborhoods and Public Safety Committee tackled that issue on Wednesday.
You might think that most women died from domestic violence or during arguments (as KCUR documented in the series The Argument), but the motive for most of the murders is listed as "unknown."