Kansas City, Kan., police today released a statement saying that homicides are at a 42-year low.
According to a news release, there were 22 homicides in Kansas City, Kan., in 2012, a historically low figure.
Not since 1970, when there were 18 homicides recorded, have homicide numbers been lower, the police spokesman said.
Since 2009 the city has shown an average decrease in homicides of 16.6 percent per year with an 18.5 percent decrease in 2012 from 2011, according to police.
A spokesman for the Police Department attributed the low rate to sharing information, the crime strategy process, and initiatives in community interaction and problem solving.