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Federal prosecutors targeting crimes in Wichita, Garden City


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A law enforcement initiative prioritizes federal prosecutions of repeat offenders and convicted criminals who carry firearms in Wichita and Garden City, the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas said Thursday.

The Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative teams federal prosecutors together with local and state law enforcement agencies in the two cities where the violent crime rate is higher than the state average of 3.7 per 1,000 people. The report from the Kansas Bureau of Investigations showed a rate of 5.1 in Garden City and 10.6 in Wichita in 2016.

Both cities have reporte...

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