crime statistics 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? Crime, Budget And Restructuring - A Busy Day For St. Louis Police Commissioners http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crime-budget-and-restructuring-busy-day-st-louis-police-commissioners <p>It was a crowded agenda for the five members of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners today. Here's a recap of some of the main agenda items:</p><p><strong>Crime</strong></p><p>B0th police chief Sam Dotson and Mayor Francis Slay are downplaying a jump in the <a href="http://www.slmpd.org/crime_stats.shtml">crime numbers&nbsp;</a>in January.</p><p>The report released today shows total crime was up 23 percent last month compared to January 2012. There were 11 murders last January, and 15 this year.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:20:11 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 9498 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Crime, Budget And Restructuring - A Busy Day For St. Louis Police Commissioners St. Louis Area Police Release 2012 Crime Statistics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-area-police-release-2012-crime-statistics <p>The City of St. Louis released its annual crime statistics on Wednesday.</p><p>The numbers show a 12.4 percent decrease in so-called “Part One” crimes, such as murders, rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults and vehicle thefts.</p><p>The total number of murders committed in 2012 was 113 (the same as the previous year)</p><p>2013 will also be the first year for a new definition of rape, which has been broadened to include victims of same-sex assault.</p><p>Police Chief Sam Dotson says the new definition will create a more accurate picture of sex crimes in our city.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:45:56 +0000 Kelsey Proud & Adam Allington 8409 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Area Police Release 2012 Crime Statistics Crime rates continue to decline in St. Louis City http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/crime-rates-continue-decline-st-louis-city <p><em>Updated at 5:43 p.m. to include comments from Chief Isom and correction in data.</em></p><p>There&#39;s more good news on crime today in the St. Louis area.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 23:43:04 +0000 Joseph Leahy & Rachel Lippmann 2879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Crime rates continue to decline in St. Louis City St. Louis County Police: number of "serious crimes" at 41-year low http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-police-number-serious-crimes-41-year-low <p>1971: that was the last time the number of serious crimes was as low as it was in 2011 in St. Louis County, a report from the St. Louis County Police Department says.</p><p>Here are some of the statistics from the 2011 index crime report:</p><ul><li>St. Louis County police said Wednesday that crime dropped 2.4 percent in 2011 compared to 2010</li><li>The county, with a population of about 1 million, had 17 homicides in 2011, matching the number in 2010.</li><li>Rapes declined 10 percent, vehicle theft dropped by 20.7 percent, arson was down 3.5 percent.</li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:36:15 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 2877 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Police: number of "serious crimes" at 41-year low St. Louis police statistics say major crime reports down more than 9 percent http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-police-statistics-say-major-crime-reports-down-more-9-percent <p>The <a href="http://www.slmpd.org/">St. Louis Police Department</a> released<a href="http://www.slmpd.org/crimestats/2010%20Crime%20Statistics.pdf"> its crime statistics </a>today for 2010.</p><p>And what did the statistics show?</p> Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:56:27 +0000 Maria Altman 355 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis police statistics say major crime reports down more than 9 percent