Crime on the Rise in St.Louis

6 years 23 hours 24 minutes ago Tuesday, January 15 2013 Jan 15, 2013 Tuesday, January 15, 2013 5:44:00 AM CST January 15, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Partial-year data for 2012 show violent crime is up in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the FBI released figures Monday showing violent crime in the city increased 6 percent in the first half of 2012 from the same period of 2011. Nationally, violent crime was up 1.9 percent in the period, reversing three straight years of substantial decline.

Elsewhere in Missouri, the report shows that violent crime declined in Columbia and Kansas City but rose in Independence and Springfield.

Property crime was up in all of those cities except Springfield.

 

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