With the city set to spend a quarter of a million dollars on "hot-spot policing," we started wondering: Does the underlying theory even make sense? Cops used to think of crime as a sort of balloon: If you apply pressure on one small area, it just spreads out. So what's the point? But that's not the ... 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 >>
â€‹Updated 11:40 a.m. with response from St. Louis police department. We're No. 1! Again. After first being named "America's Most Dangerous City" in 2006 and coming in second place last year, St. Louis has once again reached the top. This morning CQ Press released its annual crime rankings com ... More >>
One of 9,300 properties for sale through the LRA. State auditor Susan Montee scolded two city agencies in financial audits released yesterday. The audit of the city's Community Development Agency (CDA), responsible for administering federal housing funds and managing vacant properties, cited the dep ... More >>
We’ve got the inaugural edition of If Billboards Could Talk, advice for brides-to-be and some insight about what the future holds for the SLPD's forensics lab. Plus, our blogger of the week has a sweet side.