KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Attorney General's Urban Crime Summit was an effort to pool research and best-practices from Kansas City and St. Louis to come up with new ideas to prevent and reduce crime.
The Summit was held Monday at UMKC with a second session planned for Tuesday.
Researchers talked about Evidence-based policing and Hot-Spot policing. Both terms indicates researching criminals, criminal history and location of crimes to target policing efforts to address each area.
Kansas City police chief Darryl Forte Embraced both concepts saying he will begin doing more research to analyze crime and come up with solutions.
"We can definitely use these principles and in some cases we already are so it's good to know we're on the right track," Chief Forte said.
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