KC NoVA works to decrease KC homicide rate

Posted at 7:30 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 20:30:41-04

The Kansas City No Violence Alliance, or KC NoVA, aims to get crimes involving group violence down.

David M. Kennedy, who helps run KC NoVA, said the plan is working, and the number of homicides is decreasing.

Kennedy said KCMO's homicide rate last year was the lowest since the 1960s; he said there were 80 homicides in 2014. 

“That’s really good news. It’s not enough; we want it to go further and it’s not going to have an act at least not much on for example domestic violence that’s a separate king of problem," said Kennedy.

The investigation into a triple homicide, where one of the victims was a baby boy, continues for Kansas City police. No arrests have been made, and police have yet to name the victims.

“When a child dies, and when a child dies by gunfire, that is one of those moments for cities to account for, communities to account must for, and so we are not going to rest until that case is prosecuted,” said Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.



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