A study finds most suspects arrested for gun charges in the city of St. Louis never go to prison because of a loophole in state gun laws or the kindness of judges.
The St. Louis murder total for the year is nearing 150 – a 35 percent increase over murders this time last year.
UMSL Criminologists Dave Klinger and Rick Rosenfeld join us in studio to discuss crime stats.
That was Rick Rosenfeld’s take on St. Louis’ ranking of second for most crime out of cities with similar populations.
New crime numbers are out — putting St. Louis at number two for most crimes in cities with a population between 100,000 and 499,000.
It’s been reported widely that hot spot policing is very successful, but the main researcher in St. Louis says the latest studies show a somewhat unexpected result.
UMSL criminologist Rick Rosenfeld joins us in studio to discuss guns and crime in the City of St. Louis.
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