Kansas CIty murder rate down in first year of right-to-carry law
Crime down in KCK last year
By ROBERT A. CRONKLETON
The Kansas City Star
After two years of seeing reported violent crimes increase, Kansas City, Kan., saw the number of such crimes drop 5.5 percent last year.
More notably is that homicides fell 45.7 percent, from 46 homicides in 2006 to 25 last year. The last time the number of homicides was this low was in 1986, Brown said.
“We are very happy with (2007) stats,” said Capt. James Brown, a Kansas City, Kan., Police Department spokesman. “However, for those of us who have been in the business long enough, we know that there are curves that occur.” . . .
What is disappointing is that the article completely left out the fact that last year was the first year of the right to carry law in the state.
Thanks very much to David Cooper for sending me this link.