Trending Homicides Costs Kansas City Dearly

Story quote from a civic crisis that continues to trend upward:

“In 2013, the city’s 100 murders cost Kansas City residents $8.9 million. Aggravated assaults cost nearly $33,000. These costs include everything from first responders, to theft and property damage, even psychological stress.”

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Violent crime costs taxpayers millions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Family is everything to Bridgette Johnson. You can see her excitement as she combs through photo albums and explains the generations with pride. Unfortunately, the last two generations have had similar experiences. “Actually sitting there, preparing the obituary, finding pictures, I never thought I’d be going through that,” Johnson told 41 Action News.

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