Attorney General Chris Koster holds Crime Summit in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is hosting Urban Crime Summit Monday at the University of Missouri Kansas City.

The four-day summit will bring together city leaders and crime experts from all across the country to explore ways to bring crime down in Kansas City and St. Louis.

Starting at 9:00 a.m., Kansas City Mayor Sly James and Police Chief Darryl Forte will present the latest crime statistics and the challenges the city is facing. Currently the city has had 77 homicides in 2013, and more than half remain unsolved

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly will then provide a summary of various policing practices that have resulted in a dramatic drop in violent crime in New York City over the past decades

Other presentations on gang violence and evidenced-based policing will also be made this afternoon.

The Summit will spend Monday and Tuesday in Kansas City then spend Wednesday and Thursday in St. Louis.

The event is free and open to the public.

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