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St. Louis County Police
7900 Forsyth - Saint Louis, MO 63105

Charlie A. Dooley
County Executive
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Colonel Jon M. Belmar
Chief of Police


St. Louis County Police Report Over 12 Percent Reduction in Crime Compared to Same Time in 2011

Posted 1 years 272 days ago ago by News Editor

For Immediate Release


Serious crime in the areas under protection of the St. Louis County Police Department has decreased. Index crime statistics comparing the first six months of 2012 to 2011 in unincorporated St. Louis County, and the municipalities served by County officers show an overall reduction of 12.5 percent, with a reduction of 7.2 percent in violent crimes.

There were 12 homicides reported in 2011 compared to 2 in 2012, resulting in a decrease in murder of 83.3 percent. The number of forcible rapes has decreased 25.0 percent, robbery decreased 11.5 percent and aggravated assault decreased 1.1 percent. Arson decreased by 22.2 percent, burglary decreased 28.1 percent, motor vehicle theft increased by 3.7 percent and larceny-theft decreased by 9.5 percent.

St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley stated, "I commend the St. Louis County Police Department and Chief Fitch in this very important success. The pro-active programs and partnerships that the County Police have initiated in our community are reflected through these statistics. St. Louis County is a great place to live, work and raise a family."

Chief of Police Tim E. Fitch stated, "I am very proud of our patrol officers, detectives and support personnel because this decrease emphasizes their dedication and commitment to the community. We have been able to reach and maintain full beat staffing on the street and have implemented several special enforcement programs that were targeted at high crime areas. It is also notable that heroin deaths in St. Louis County have declined from 39 in 2012 to 25 in 2012 resulting in a 35.9 percent decrease compared to last year at this time."

St. Louis County Police Officers provide direct protection to more than 400,000 residents of unincorporated areas and contract municipalities in the County.

For additional information on any of these news releases, please contact the media relations staff:

Officer Brian Schellman
Sergeant Colby Dolly
Lieutenant John Blake

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