WalletHub: Missouri, Illinois Opposite in Safety RanksMissouri and Illinois are the 42nd and 17th safest states in the U.S. respectively, at least according to a list from WalletHub.
St. Louis Murder Rate On Pace With Last YearOverall crime dipped 10 percent from January through March of this year, compared to the same time last year.
Less Money Fewer Cops: Slay, Dotson Struggle For FundsWith red light cameras out of the equation, it's not clear how many officers could be hired even if aldermen pass a funding plan.
Frustrated St. Louis Police Chief Calls for More OfficersAt times during the two-hour hearing, Dotson admitted the obvious - that the crime rate in St. Louis has outpaced the ability of the existing police force to keep up.
Assaults Up At Menard PrisonGuards blame overcrowding and short staffing.
Man Charged With Assaulting Strangers Inside HospitalAlfred Pierce arrested for assaults inside Barnes Jewish.
Wash-U to Add More Security Fences“I believe it will enhance security for that area,[restricting] access to our residential areas is an important part of the safety model for our campus.”

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