St. Louis police released the crime stats for downtown in 2009 and they show crime down overall downtown by 14.8%.
Here are some breakdowns: Robbery down 4.3 percent, Assault down 22.9 percent , Burglaries up 15.9 percent, Larcenies down 16.5 percent, Thefts from Autos down 10.6 percent, and Vehicle Theft down 13.8 percent.
There were two homicides downtown in 2009, up from the one in 2008. Also there were five rapes, down from the nine in 2008. And there were two arsons in 2009, up from the one in 2008.