Crime

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Associated Press
October 18, 2019 - 12:02 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Children in St. Louis have been the victim of homicides at 10 times the national rate for decades, according to a newspaper’s analysis of FBI data. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the city’s child homicide rate is far greater than that of other cities of a similar...
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Caitlin Lally
October 16, 2019 - 12:42 pm
(KMOX) — Missouri has the nation's third-highest murder rate, according to a recent report from SafeWise . From 2013 through 2017, murder rates in the state have risen 61%, the State of Safety report mentioned. Missouri averages 7.9 murders for every 100,000 people. Related: Police data: Violent...
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Kevin Killeen
October 16, 2019 - 9:11 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Some Saint Louis Aldermen want to scrap the system of six, equally-staffed police districts and go back to the old system of nine districts, some with more officers to handle crime-prone areas. "The current system of how Saint Louis Police are spread out across the map isn't...
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Kevin Killeen
October 15, 2019 - 4:56 pm
The bill now moves on to the full floor of the board for more debate.
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Nicholas and Joseph Marino
St. Louis County Police
Maria Keena
October 14, 2019 - 5:03 pm
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) — Charges have been filed against the two suspects accused of shooting a man in a road-rage incident Monday in South County. Two brothers, 27-year-old Nicholas and 24-year-old Joseph Marino allegedly shot the victim after he pulled over to get their license plate number...
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Kevin Killeen
October 14, 2019 - 8:34 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Gun dealers in the city of St. Louis would have to tell police when somebody fails a background check, under a bill up for a hearing this week in the Board of Aldermen. The sponsor, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, says police would like to know who's failing background checks. "...
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Jimmy Edwards
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Kevin Killeen
October 11, 2019 - 4:39 pm
"I think that it is necessary to put the investigations in context," Edwards said.
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