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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Kansas City, St. Louis and Missouri not on a good list


The FBI's latest murder rate list came out and St. Louis and Kansas City, specifically and so, Missouri, in general, don't come out looking very good. The list?


Check out number 10: Kansas City, Missouri
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Murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate per 100,000 people: 21
Total murders and non-negligent manslaughters: 99
Violent crime rate per 100,000 people: 1,260
Total violent crimes: 5,864
Population: 465,514

To lick our collective wounds on the West side of the state, here's St. Lou---
No. 4
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And their rather lamentable stats:
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate per 100,000 people: 38
Total murders and non-negligent manslaughters: 120
Violent crime rate per 100,000 people: 1,594
Total violent crimes: 5,077
Population: 318,563

Note, only one other state had two cities on the ignominious list (and that was Louisiana).

Missouri, it's starting to suck to be you, kiddo.
Any ideas, citizens of Missouri? Solutions, anyone?


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