And what did the statistics show?
Police chief Dan Isom says things are headed in the right direction but more work needs to be done, especially in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th police districts on the city's north side:
"Two-thirds of the homicides and aggravated assaults occur in those areas, so those are the areas we really need to focus on to reduce crime in St. Louis even further," Isom says.
This year the department took some heat for recording multiple car break-ins in close proximity as one incident with multiple victims.
Isom says the department records crimes according the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting guidelines.