Less than a week after a controversial pro-gun bill died at the Missouri State Capitol -- one that local officials said would have obstructed law enforcement -- the judges of St. Louis' Circuit Court are voting today on a proposal that could help reduce gun violence in the city. That is according to ... More >>
Both St. Louis and Kansas City consistently make the top ten national lists for high levels of crime -- which is why Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is hosting a four-day Urban Crime Summit this month aimed at exploring potential policy solutions. For this effort, Missouri is bringing in New ... More >>
Last week, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay once again promoted the "extraordinary opportunity to reduce gun violence" in the city that he and his staff have been working on for more than a year. The idea is to create an "armed offender docket" in the St. Louis City Circuit Court, through which dedica ... More >>
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police department is now offering reams of criminal statistics on its website that, heretofore, you had to formally request (and likely pay for) -- a change that's "all to the good," says Richard Rosenfeld, an UMSL professor and criminologist-in-residence at City Hall. Up ... More >>
University of Missouri--St. LouisUMSL criminology professor Richard Rosenfeld will soon become a regular presence at police headquarters.Earlier today the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners voted to approve a partnership between the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the Office of ... More >>
Remember, back when our economy was only starting its swirl down the shitter, experts predicted a spike in crime due to a recession?Well, experts be damned: according to police department data crunched by the Daily RFT, overall crime in St. Louis City was actually lower in the first quarter of ... More >>
Law-enforcement agencies across the nation are bracing for a spike in crime as the economy continues to plunge. This past weekend, UMSL criminologist Richard Rosenfeld told McClatchy Newspapers that history indicates that an increase in crime is imminent. "There's little question that crime rates pe ... More >>
Missouri has been pouring millions into prisons that aren't being used. But stay tuned: If politicians have their way, there will be plenty of inmates to go around.