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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Why Kansas City saw a spike in homicides last year

Good post here from Toellner Tells It, who has a good explanation for KCMO's high homicide rate in 2008. He notes that people in their teens and early 20s tend to do most of the killing. And nationally, the U.S. is seeing an increase in that age group. Ergo ...

UPDATED: Tony's Kansas City jumps in here, disagreeing strongly with Toellner. Tony's point? That if these homicides were happening in richer neighborhoods, the general public wouldn't stand for it.

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