Crime Up in St. Louis

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Tuesday, December 19 2006 Dec 19, 2006 Tuesday, December 19, 2006 7:24:39 PM CST December 19, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis is going to have a hard time shedding its reputation as the "most dangerous city," based on recently released crime figures. Early 2006 data released by the FBI suggests St. Louis could surpass the 2005 crime totals that led the city to the unwanted title. The FBI does not rank cities on crime, but the data shows violent crime is up more than ten percent in the city for the first six months this year. The "most dangerous city" title was given in October by Morgan Quitno. The Kansas-based publisher uses crime and population data in a simple formula to rank cities. Police Chief Joe Mokwa tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the city is simply following the same trend as other cities its size. Mokwa said police will identify repeat offenders who are most likely to cause trouble. They also will experiment with using surveillance cameras on top of buildings.

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