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Mayor Slay visits St. Louis neighborhoods celebrating National Night Out

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Mayor Slay visits several St. Louis neighborhoods to celebrate National Night Out with residents. Mayor Slay visits several St. Louis neighborhoods to celebrate National Night Out with residents.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

St. Louis neighborhoods held block parties Tuesday night to celebrate National Night Out and to bring communities together.

Mayor Francis Slay visited with residents in multiple neighborhoods throughout the city, including Benton Park West.

The mayor said the events promoted unity and community involvement, which helps make city streets safer.

"We're seeing in some neighborhoods an uptick in violent crime, and in order to deal with it there are...a lot of ways to address it," said Mayor Slay. "One of which is active neighbors keeping their eyes open and working with each other."

More than 150 block parties were held in St. Louis City alone.

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