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Murder in St. Louis on the Rise, Total Crime Down

A spike in murders highlights the latest monthly crime report in the city of St. Louis.


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St. Louis County Crime Rate Drops For 5th Straight Year

Now at lowest level since 1969


Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Dotson: St. Louis Crime Down, Despite Increase in Murders

The number of murders investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department in 2013 rose from the year before, but St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said overall the latest crime statistics paint a better picture than in years past.


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Missouri Tops List of States with Highest Black Homicide Rates

African Americans, especially black men have a greater chance of being murdered in Missouri than in any other state, and chances are they’ll be killed by a handgun.


St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (KMOX/file photo)

Slay: Let Cities Set Gun Laws

Normally, the state sets gun laws which apply in every city and county, and that’s where Mayor Francis Slay says the problem is.


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Prosecutor: East St. Louis Police Understaffed

ESL has 44 officers and the police force has been able to only solve about half of the city’s homicides.



Police Investigate Year’s First Two Homicides

Authorities say a 52-year-old man was gun down hours in to the new year.