U.S. Attorney General visits Kansas City to address violent crime

September 13, 2018 - 6:53 am

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions scheduled a visit to Kansas City Thursday where he will give a speech about federal efforts to reduce violent crime, including the U.S. Department of Justice's Project Safe Neighborhoods.

Sessions will deliver his remarks at 12:55 p.m. at the Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse at 400 East 9th Street. The Department of Justice announced plans for the visit on Wednesday.

Sessions will also meet with state and local officials at the courthouse.

Missouri is home to two of the country's most-violent cities, according to CBS News. St. Louis had the highest murder rate in the country in 2017, 64.9 homicides per 100,000 residents. Kansas City's rate was 7th worst, at 31.2 per 100,000 residents. 

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