Leaders in Saint Louis, MO, the largest metropolitan area in the state, are not ringing silver bells yet. Saint Louis still has much work to do.
But our fair city still has shown a bit of a come upperance, with a lot cranes swinging from east to west. Tech start-ups are popping in like 747 jets, and the media is noticing good things here.
In addition, St Louis is not really out of the wood, because we still have a crime issue. However, per capita rates doesn’t always means too much. Because, big crime ridden cities like Chicago always escape the list.
Due to the population and size of the city. So, of course if it isn’t New Orleans, it is Memphis, Baltimore or Saint Louis battling for the capital honor.
Here is the latest story from News Nation:
NEW ORLEANS (NewsNation) — New Orleans now leads the U.S. in murders per capita, new data revealed, far outpacing cities like Chicago and St. Louis.
The city’s homicide rates are skyrocketing. There have been more than 200 homicides this year alone, and that number is up 141% since 2019. The growing crime crisis comes at a time when the city’s police force is experiencing a major staffing shortage.
As of September 11, there have been 205 homicides in New Orleans, according to the Metropolitan Crime Commission, which tracks crime rates in the city.Gun violence surges to ‘crisis’ level
There have been about 52 homicides per 100,000 residents. According to the Wall Street Journal, that’s more than any other city in the country.
In Chicago, the homicide rate is almost 17.5 per 100,000 residents, and in St. Louis, Missouri — which saw the most murders per capita in all of 2001 — there have been 45.5 per 100,000 residents this year.
The WSJ reported the city has only about 50% to 60% of the officers it needs to protect its residents. There are fewer than 100,000 officers in the New Orleans Police Department. Last year, there were over 1,300 police officers on the force.
Earlier this month, city officials announced an $80 million plan to recruit officers over the next three years, which includes incentives like raises, free health care and bonuses for new recruits.
So, we will see how this all plays out. While in the meantime here is what is happening in Chicago, a huge city that is worse but doesn’t never make the list.
Two people fatally shot as they stood outside on a West Woodlawn porch Sunday were among nine victims killed by gunfire over the weekend in Chicago.
According to Chicago Police Department data, 63 people were shot in 47 separate shootings between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. Sunday night.
Last, you do the math and ask yourself why does per capita get so much news, oppose to the actual people being murdered?You decide. Be safe.