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Crime Crackdown Pays Off for Jennings

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St. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Residents in Jennings say they’re feeling a little safer now that the St. Louis County Police Department is chasing down criminals.

The crime stats for the city of Jennings are out and Police Chief Tim Fitch says that crime in 2011 dropped 13 percent compared to 2010.

There were 5 homicides reported in 2011 compared to 3 in 2010. All five of the homicides were situations wherein the victim and the suspect were known to each other.

There were 6 rapes compared to 5; 62 robberies compared to 40 and 117 aggravated assaults compared to 195. There were 9 arsons compared to 6; 497 burglaries compared to 491; 85 motor vehicle thefts compared to 150 and 454 larcenies compared to 529.

Jennings Mayor Benjamin Sutphin, said “We are very pleased with the services of the St. Louis County Police.  Many Jennings residents have told me that they feel safer in their community.”

The St. Louis County Police Department began providing full police services to the City of Jennings on March 12, 2011.

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