The number of Illinois police departments tracing guns has risen from 392 two years ago to 451 now. Last year, 11,500 crime guns in Illinois were traced, and 6,200 have been so far this year.
183 guns were reported stolen in the first four months of 2015 – a 65 percent increase from the same period last year.
New numbers obtained by KMOX reveal how often it’s happening in St. Louis City.
The St. Louis prosecutor pulls back the curtain of the “viewing room” of the city morgue to call attention to gun killings.
“They know that they’re in a job that could be dangerous at times.” Janet Judd, President, St. Louis Association of Realtors
The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office is warning convicted felons they can’t carry a gun — no matter what Amendment Five says.
“Lock it for Love” is a program of the group Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice.
A local criminologist says it looks like the judges aren’t any tougher on gun crimes here than they were in 2011.
“There’s a concern over gangs in St. Louis,” UMSL criminologist Beth Huebner says. “We do have gangs, we do have guns – they are highly related. But then there are groups of people who aren’t associated with gangs, that we know of, that aren’t carrying guns.”
Three double-shootings in St. Louis, one in Berkeley. One shot at Metro station.