Kansas City cops to follow in the footsteps of Philly police

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Police in Kansas City started foot patrols as an experiment on August 1 as a way to address crime in four of the city's toughest neighborhoods. Kansas City's foot patrol is patterned after one in Philadelphia where a 2009 study led by Temple criminologist Jerry Ratcliffe found that neighborhoods with foot patrols saw violent crime drop 23 percent and drug incident detections rise 15 percent over a three-month test period.