KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City officially saw its second-deadliest homicide total in 2022, according to FOX4 data.
The city recorded 167 homicides in 2022, based on FOX4’s independent homicide tracker.
However, the Kansas City Police Department has recorded 169 homicides in its yearly total. The department is including two death investigations from October that have not officially been ruled as homicides yet, but police are investigating them as if they are.
Regardless, Kansas City passed the 2021 total of 157 homicides back in early December.
The highest number of homicides Kansas City has ever recorded came in 2020 when 179 people were killed.