(PRWEB) July 13, 2012
A new crime report from HomeSecurityGuru.com details on the latest St. Louis crime statistics. The statistics were accumulated using data supplied by the local St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as well as official federal entities including the FBI Uniform Crime Report. While the 2012 St. Louis crime statistics are preliminary, they do provide a glimpse of how crime rates may trend this year when compared to 2011 statistics.
The St. Louis crime report examines property crime as well as violent crime in the city.
As of June 30, 2012 - 58 / June 30, 2011 - 69
As of June 30, 2012 - 1,992 / June 30, 2011 - 1,715
As of June 30, 2012 - 876 / June 30, 2011 - 976
As of June 30, 2012 - 101 / June 30, 2011 - 91
As of June 30, 2012 - 2,262 / June 30, 2011 - 3,336
As of June 30, 2012 - 1,580 / June 30, 2011 - 1,584
As of June 30, 2012 - 6,424 / June 30, 2011 - 7,811
As of June 30, 2012 - 94 / June 30, 2011 - 95
There was a mix of up, down and almost dead even crime statistics for 2012 Q1 and Q2 compared to the same time in 2011. The most notable change was in the sharp decline in reported Larceny and Burglaries and the significant increase in Aggravated Assault. From these preliminary reports of the first half of the year, the trend seems to be a rising violent crime and declining property crime.
Like many cities in the country, the SLMPD is up against budget constraints that are affecting the way the department operates. One of the most recent changes has been combining resources between the city and county departments. Despite having to reduce his force by 80 officers St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom is remaining optimistic about teaming up with the county, “when you work collectively, you're stronger than when you work alone."
However, St. Louis is divided into 9 districts that have varying crime rates. Below is a breakdown of the overall number of crimes committed in each of the districts in the first half of this year.
In addition, there are also 3 patrol areas in St. Louis where crime statistics are tracked. Below is a quick rundown of the total crimes recorded from January through June 2012.
South Patrol – 5,363
Central Patrol – 4,014
North Patrol – 3,997
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