The commander of Kansas City’s No Violence Alliance says university researchers have identified what he called a “social network of violence” and it’s starting to collect criminals or convince some of need to change. The murder rate is still expected to rise this year.
As benchmark, Alliance head, Police Captain Joe Mchale says Kansas City has, by percentage, more homicides than the city that epitomizes, for many, deadly Midwestern violence, “let’s look at our numbers compared to Chicago. Murders in Kansas City, per 100 thousand people per year, 22.9. Chicago is 15.9.”