Murder at “historic levels” in St. Louis

The Gateway Arch in St LouisAre we surprised? Amid ‘indescribable times,’ St. Louis homicide rate reaches historic levels

When considering crime, you need to consider the rate per 100,000 population.

The highest number of killings in a single year in St. Louis was 267 in 1993, when the city had some 387,000 residents. That means the homicide rate — homicides per 100,000 people — was 69 that year. But the population of St. Louis has continued to dwindle over the decades, settling now at just over 300,000. The result this year is a homicide rate that’s projected to be 79, a startling number that appears to exceed the rate for any other large U.S. city.

According to the Wiki, the last Republican Mayor of St. Louis left office in 1949. Somehow, I’m sure that this is all Trump’s fault, at least according to the media.

Not that the national media will highlight this, because this is not of national interest. Only a local story. Nothing to see here. All is well.

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