Violent crime on the rise in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis saw an increase in violent crime last year.
According to the FBI, violent crime rates in St. Louis rose 20% in 2005.
Also in St. Louis, murder rates grew 16%, aggravated assault rose 22%, and forcible rape increased by 61%
Kansas City's crime rates also rose from last year. The city saw a 42% murder rate increase and an overall 1.3% rise in violent crimes.
Nationally, violent crimes rose 2.5%.