ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Any worries about the frequency of violent crime in downtown St. Louis were quickly put to rest, according to attendees of a Catholic Educators national conference at America’s Center.

KMOX News spoke with some as they were coming and going Wednesday from the NCEA 2017 Convention & Expo in St. Louis.

“It’s a great city to go and be so interactive with everyone,” one visitor said.

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“Excellent host city for something like this, and of course there’s a million cultural things to see as well. Really awesome,” said another.

None of the dozen or so non-St. Louis resident who spoke to our Brad Choat said they felt “unsafe” at any time while walking to restaurants, Busch Stadium, or any other attractions.
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“They’ve really been treating us well, and certainly welcomed us as part of their town so we’ve been able to go to the Arch, a number of people went to the baseball game, things like that, so they’re really enjoying it here,” said a convention attendee from Omaha.

The convention wraps-up, Thursday.

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