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  • Are Kansas City homicides on the rise? A criminologist explains KC homicide trends.

    Ken Novak, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, put into context recent trends in homicides and other violent crime in Kansas City. Novak said that homicide rates are lower than at points in the 1990s but that law enforcement needs to make more progress in deterring crime.

Ken Novak, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, put into context recent trends in homicides and other violent crime in Kansas City. Novak said that homicide rates are lower than at points in the 1990s but that law enforcement needs to make more progress in deterring crime. Allison Long, Ian Cummings and Kelsey Ryan The Kansas City Star
Ken Novak, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, put into context recent trends in homicides and other violent crime in Kansas City. Novak said that homicide rates are lower than at points in the 1990s but that law enforcement needs to make more progress in deterring crime. Allison Long, Ian Cummings and Kelsey Ryan The Kansas City Star

Crime statistics reveal Kansas City’s disturbing homicide trend

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