Kansas City Homicide Report

2020 and 1993 are a tie for the highest homicide rates on record

Kansas City Homicides:

The years 1993 and 2020 are basically a tie for the highest homicide rate in the city’s history.

1993: 153 (434k, 35.25 per 100k)
2019: 151 (496k, 30.4 per 100k)
2020: 179 (508k, 35.24 per 100k)
2021: 156 (508k, 30.7 per 100k)

2022: 153 so far…

According to the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department [KCMPD]:

Of the first 151 victims in 2022, 70% are Black, 21% are White, 7% Latino, 1% Asian, and 1% unknown.
Out of 109 known suspects, 75.3% are Black, 16.5% are White, and 8.3% are Latino.

According to data provided to the FBI by the KCMPD:

2021: 81.8% of known suspects were Black
2020: 76.7% of known suspects were Black
2019: 82.6% of known suspects were Black

2021: 79.4% of victims were Black
2020: 72.6% of victims were Black
2019: 76.7% of victims were Black

Kansas City is about 29% Black.

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