The number of homicides in Kansas City, Missouri, is on the rise in 2021. As of June 1st, there have been 100 homicides in Kansas City this year. This is an increase from the 88 homicides that were reported during the same time period last year.
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As of February 28, 2021, Kansas City had recorded 46 homicides. This is an increase from the same time period in 2020, when the city had recorded 37 homicides.
How many homicides have occurred in Kansas City in 2021?
As of February 28, 2021, there have been 28 homicides in Kansas City.
How does this compare to other years?
In 2021, there have been XX homicides in Kansas City. This is XX more/less than 2020, when there were XX homicides. In 2019, there were XX homicides.
Since 2014, the number of homicides in Kansas City has fluctuated between a high of XX in 2017 to a low of XX in 2020.
What are some possible explanations for the increase/decrease in homicides?
There are a number of possible explanations for the increase or decrease in homicides in any given city or region. Some of the most commonly cited reasons include:
-increased/decreased drug activity
-increased/decreased gang activity
-increased/decreased poverty levels
-increased/decreased access to firearms
So far in 2021, Kansas City has seen 67 homicides. This number is down from the 2020 total of 96, but up from the 2019 total of 61.