Recent e-mail from reader Ray W., youth pastor of Antioch Church of the Nazarene in Overland Park:
- I am looking to find a crime level comparison for the Kansas City St. Patrick’s day parade between 2005 and 2006. I am doing research for a sermon.
- The sermon will be in the next few weeks on a Wednesday night. I am preaching on anger, and the progression of it in our world. I have noticed in the three years that I have been here (I moved here from Boston), that the reports of the parade of gotten worse, I want to make sure there is hard data on that. I will then be matching up the economical environment to see if there is any relevance, with the final product being that people's material needs that are pressing need to be met so that they can be open for spiritual change.
. Meanwhile, here are some numbers:
Note: limiting the query to the parade route along Grand Avenue produces only one or two crimes each year, sometimes none.