Columbia crime http://kbia.org en Crime task force seeks research and data on violence http://kbia.org/post/crime-task-force-seeks-research-and-data-violence <p>Members of the Columbia Mayor’s Taskforce on Community Violence have agreed on a plan to find out more about tackling violence in the city.&nbsp;</p><p>The task force was created in response to a number of high-profile crimes in Columbia over the summer.&nbsp; Members will ask Columbia police to come to their next meeting in two weeks to outline the number of shots fired incidents in the city over the past two years.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 14:12:46 +0000 Andrew Nichols 40396 at http://kbia.org Crime task force seeks research and data on violence Who's behind the Columbia downtown-shooting video? http://kbia.org/post/whos-behind-columbia-downtown-shooting-video <p>The Columbia Police Department is continuing to investigate a shooting in downtown Columbia Saturday night.&nbsp; Shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, three young men were shot near the intersection of 10<sup>th</sup> Street and Broadway.&nbsp; While the incident has some concerned about the safety of Columbia’s downtown area, a video of the shooting captured by a bystander has sparked a reaction from many residents.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:00:18 +0000 Andrew Nichols 35666 at http://kbia.org Who's behind the Columbia downtown-shooting video? Columbia PD reports decrease in crime since 2011 http://kbia.org/post/columbia-pd-reports-decrease-crime-2011 <p>If Columbia seems less dangerous these days, there may be a reason. Data from The Columbia Police Department show that crime rates have decreased since 2011 with the exception to reported rape and sexual assaults.</p><p>Columbia police have looked at past crimes and trends in the city, and have adapted to prevent future crimes. Columbia Police Department Spokesperson Latisha Stroer recalls recent changes.</p><p>“We had some violence that occurred in and around Douglas Park,” Stroer said. “We had two-man units placed there to help this relationship with the community and that area.”</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 16:07:20 +0000 Harris Chang 29251 at http://kbia.org Columbia PD reports decrease in crime since 2011 Columbia Police Chief speaks about crime http://kbia.org/post/columbia-police-chief-speaks-about-crime <p>Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton discussed the local crime rate and answered questions at the Boone County Democratic Muleskinners club meeting Friday.</p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 20:54:33 +0000 Erin Dismeier 25610 at http://kbia.org Columbia Police Chief speaks about crime Six months after murders, community reflects on youth and violence http://kbia.org/post/six-months-after-murders-community-reflects-youth-and-violence <p>The murders of three Columbia, Mo. men last spring, two of whom were teenagers, sparked outrage from concerned residents and lead to an assessment of the effectiveness of at-risk youth crime prevention programs.</p><p>It’s been six months since the shootings, and the community has had time to heal and reflect on the meaning of this tragedy.</p><p>39 year-old Lamont Sargent was shot and killed in March, and within a month, two 17-year-old Columbia residents, DeAudre Johnson and Bryan Rankin were also murdered.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:18:51 +0000 Russell Chapin 21555 at http://kbia.org