Thursday, January 6, 2011

2010 Homicides: March

As I reviewed sources, March turned out to be a comparatively light month. Just four people were murdered in March. One was a store clerk who gave robbers everything they asked for and was still shot and killed. His case is one of the 40% or so that have been solved by the KCPD. The month also gives us our first victims 35 and over.

Joseph L Wilson, 37--Gurpreet Singh, 35--Antonio Foreman, 25--Jamil D. Ragland, 21

Of course, every month of the year there was violence that did not result in death, just as there has been this first week of 2011. Kansas City, Missouri has not yet marked its first homicide in 2011. Kansas City, Kansas, unfortunately, has already scored two deaths by homicide.


Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
This is turning into quite a review, and I think it is excellent for crime awareness.

My condolences to the families of Joseph, Gurpreet, Antonio, and Jamil.
May they rest in peace.

Ann T.

Bob G. said...

I'm also liking your month-by-month on the homicides...
And yes, violent crime can rise DRAMATICALLY even when actual HOMICIDES rates DROP...

What needs to be addressed is the CAUSES that lead TO that violent crime.
You don't wait until AFTER (any)violence is committed to wonder HOW to solve the problem.

Find the roots of the causes FIRST, and the rest will fall into place.

Good post.
Keep those hits coming.
And have a great weekend.

the observer said...

Alas the review will continue for at least 8 more posts.

Thanks for coming by every day.

The Observer