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Community Involvement Is Needed To Prevent More Kansas City Killings, County Prosecutor Says

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Sam Zeff
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KCUR
There have been 66 homicides in Kansas City, Missouri, so far this year. Last year at this time there were 54.

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker looked at past success in reducing gun violence in Kansas City, Missouri, and why genuine community collaboration is vital to reducing the homicide rate.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.
Elizabeth Ruiz is a freelance producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact her at elizabeth@kcur.org or on Twitter at @er_bentley_ruiz