December 2, 2023

Increase in Gun Violence in Wichita

The number of people dying due to being shot in Wichita within the past year is ridiculous. Kake News got an insight on police homicide records for ages 10-17. They state “Police records show homicides involving kids between the ages of 10 and 17 are up by 200% from last year”. In 2020 the number of kids associated with murders was 4. While now, as we’re approaching the end of the year, we’re sitting on the child murder number of 12. So the amount has not only doubled but tripled.

As a person who personally knew one of the gun violence victims, i am starting to see how “regular” this is nowadays. You constantly see devastating news like this on television, but when it’s someone you truly know, it definitely take a toll on you.