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Gun Violence in Wichita

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Our city has had an increasing crime rate throughout the years. One of the most recent increases in violence in Wichita is gun violence between teens. Wichita Police have said that gun violence is up an alarming rate since this time last year. The ages of these people involved in violent crimes have decreased from previous years, and the citizens of Wichita have become alarmed.

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Wichita’s crime rate is significantly higher than the rest of the US average crime rate, which is encouraging citizens to pack up and leave the city. There were 471 reported crimes in Wichita in 2003. 10 years later, in 2013, there were 568 reported crimes in Wichita. This past year, there was 5,227 counts of arrest and 25,201 reports of crime. In 2017, there were 35 homicides in Wichita.

When surveyed and asked if Wichita High School students feel safe in their city, students said the following:

“No, there is a lot of shootings.” – Makayla Honeycutt, Junior

“Yes, no, kind of, there is a lot of crime that happens, and we don’t get provided enough information on the crimes.” – Mikayla Lopez, Junior

“I feel safe in Wichita, most of the time, yet there are days and circumstances where I think if the general population had less access to guns, I would feel a lot safer, such as during a random pulling of the fire alarm.” – Abigail Landrum, Senior

 

 

 

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