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New website aims to curb gun crime in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A new website is aiming to curb gun violence by showing the full scope of the crime and how it affects people at every level.

The website, stlouisguncrime.com, features interviews with victims, family members and those who committed the crimes.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce told News 4 that people often ask her how they can help end gun violence. She said she hopes the new site will answer those questions and foster change.

“We are facilitating, hooking people up with social service providers that need their support, need their monetary support, need their volunteer hours,” Joyce said. “Giving people lots of ways to get involved so that it directly impacts the root causes of gun violence.”

St. Louis Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham said there have been nearly 830 homicides since 2010. Of those murders, 85 percent of the victims have been African American and another 85 percent were killed by guns. Dr. Graham said majority of the victims, 85 percent, were between the ages of 16 and 49 when they were killed.

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