Rick Rosenfeld http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Discussion: Why Is Overall Crime In St. Louis Down But Violent Crimes Up? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-why-overall-crime-st-louis-down-violent-crimes <p>The 2013 crime statistics for the city of St. Louis were released last week, <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crime-down-overall-st-louis-homicides-rise">with mostly positive results</a>. The city continued its five-year downward trend in both violent crime and property crime, but there was a 6 percent increase in homicides. And, a jump in the number of rapes is attributed to a change in classification of what constitutes rape.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:49:14 +0000 Camille Phillips 33161 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: Why Is Overall Crime In St. Louis Down But Violent Crimes Up? St. Louis Police using new strategy against crime http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-using-new-strategy-against-crime <p></p><p>The St. Louis Police Department is using a new strategy to curb crime.</p><p>Aggravated assaults with firearms are up about 20 percent so far this year over last year.</p><p>The police department recently began working with University of Missouri-St. Louis criminology professor Rick Rosenfeld to reduce violent crime.</p><p>St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says the new strategy is to flood high-crime areas with officers during evening hours.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:30:07 +0000 Maria Altman 4506 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Police using new strategy against crime