Crime in St. Louis down compared to 2015 -

Crime in St. Louis down compared to 2015

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ST. LOUIS ( – Crime in the City of St. Louis is down compared to 2015.

According to the St. Louis Police Department, there have been about 980 shootings across the city since the beginning of 2016. At this time last year, there were 1,074 shootings.  Despite the drop in shootings, the number of homicides is on pace with last year.

“The department always allocates resources to areas that need them most. When crime occurs, the department has specialized units that focus on that area to combat the issue without taking resources from other parts of the City,” read a statement from the department.

Police officials told News 4 total crime in the city is currently down 8 percent.

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