Ethical Society of Police http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Good News On St. Louis City Crime Numbers For First Half Of 2013 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/good-news-st-louis-city-crime-numbers-first-half-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been a good first six months on the job for St. Louis Metropolitan Police chief Sam Dotson when it comes to crime numbers.</span></p><p>Compared to the same period last year, overall crime in the city is down more than 7 percent in the first half of 2013. Crimes against persons, like homicides and assaults, are down 20 percent. And most crimes are trending well below five-year averages, though Dotson says he is concerned about an uptick in burglaries in recent weeks.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:57:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28330 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Good News On St. Louis City Crime Numbers For First Half Of 2013