How Kansas City’s murder rate, gun violence compare to previous years

Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 7:33 PM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Kansas City’s murder rate and gun violence is carefully tracked and compared year to year.

The department posts daily information you can read here.

Kansas City’s homicide rate is now equal to last year’s at the same time frame.

Both 2021 and 2022 saw 77 homicides by July 5.

That is down from 2020, which shattered records for homicides by ending the year with 179. At this time in 2020, there were 96 homicides.

Kansas City’s homicide rate is now equal to last years at the same time frame.
Kansas City’s homicide rate is now equal to last years at the same time frame.(KCTV5 News)

The department also tracks NFS, non-fatal shootings.

Data through June reveals we are similar to 2021 and down from 2020, which had a similar spike to the homicide rate.

The Kansas City Police Department also tracks NFS, non-fatal shootings.
The Kansas City Police Department also tracks NFS, non-fatal shootings.(KCTV5 News)