Navigation Links
The Truth About Crime in St. Louis - with Crime Down, New Collaborative Video Debunks Misleading Rankings, Says the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission
Date:11/12/2013

ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) November 13, 2013

Thanks to increased joint efforts by local law enforcement and “hot spot” policing, crime in St. Louis City continues to decrease and has actually dropped by 46 percent since 2006, according to the St. Louis Metro Police Department.

That’s one of the main messages of “The Truth About Crime in St. Louis,” a new video released by four regional civic organizations which also calls out misleading crime rankings. The annual rankings usually place St. Louis among the most dangerous cities in the country.

“St. Louis is a safe and secure community and this video sets the record straight,” said Kim Tucci, Chairman of the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation. “We encourage all St. Louisans to watch this video then take it viral so everyone can learn the truth.”

Delivered in documentary style, the five-minute video features local residents from all walks of life who discuss their experiences and perceptions of safe living in the urban core.

The video was produced by the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation in partnership with the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission (CVC), the St. Louis Regional Chamber, and the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis.

Upbeat and interspersed with visuals of St. Louis, the piece includes interviews with St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, St. Louis County Police Department Chief Tim Fitch, business leaders and other community stakeholders.

In the video, leading national criminologist Dr. Richard Rosenfeld (University of Missouri-St. Louis) provides his insights on why these faulty crime rankings are unfair and wrong. States Rosenfeld in the video: “It is an unfair and wholly inaccurate portrait of crime in my community.”

He later adds: “I think the single most important headline is that crime is heading down in St. Louis and has been going down for several years in a variety of categories – property crime as well as violent crime.”

Supporting Rosenfeld’s observations is a comparison of St. Louis with several other US cities. The graphics point out that if population and crime statistics in St. Louis city and county were combined, as they are in most metropolitan areas, St. Louis would fare much better in these national rankings.

Joe Reagan, President & CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber, called “The Truth About Crime in
St. Louis” authentic.

“It’s not a puff piece but an accurate portrayal about what’s really going on,” Reagan said. “What this video will do is reassure businesses and companies interested in relocating here that our city is a safe and welcoming place.”

Zack Boyers, Chair of the Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, said the video speaks to the quality of life local residents enjoy but few from outside city boundaries really understand or know exists.

“For us to grow our downtown core by attracting new residents, developers and retailers, we need to overcome these crime misconceptions,” said Boyers. “This video brings clarity and light to an important issue.”

“The Truth About Crime in St. Louis” was released by the four civic organizations through various social media platforms on Tuesday, November 12. Learn “The Truth.”

For more information, please visit the Real Story Behind St. Louis Crime Rates.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11327586.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Truth About Fat Burning Foods: Review Exposes Nick Pineault’s Nutrition, Diet and Fat Loss Program
2. Re-designed Maternity.com Explores the Truth About Diet Soda and Pregnancy
3. Truthaboutabs.com Rises in Popularity among Fitness Freaks
4. Truth about Cellulite Review Discloses the Secrets to Joey Atlas’ Program
5. Kamut International Responds to New Book, "Grain Brain, The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar - Your Brain's Silent Killers"
6. TV drug ads: The whole truth?
7. TheBeautyPlace.com Announces The Truth About Nail Polish & Manicures
8. Mexico City School Safety Police Reach Out to Youth with The Truth About Drugs
9. Dr. Robin Fleck Exposes the Ugly Truth About Tattoos
10. Review of Joey Atlas’ Truth About Cellulite Reveals Healthy Weight Loss Tips
11. Joey Atlas’ Truth About Cellulite Review Reveals Unique Ways to Eliminate Cellulite
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... ... CDRH Enforcement Trends: , Back to the Future , Feb. 25, 2016 — 11:00 a.m. ... “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” , An analysis of ... year. But that takes time. , Take a close look at the warning letters ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... T.E.N., ... have closed for the ISE Southeast Awards 2016. Finalists and winners of the ... ISE® Southeast Executive Forum and Awards Gala on March 15, 2016 at the ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... AssureVest Insurance Group, a locally owned insurance firm ... that will raise funds earmarked to purchase computers and software for Mrs. Harrison’s 2nd ... school is in a low-income area and has more than 60 2nd and 3rd ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , ... February 12, 2016 , ... Donor Network West, ... California and Nevada, announced a partnership with San Ramon Regional Medical Center. Under the ... hospital’s facilities as a way to accommodate a more certain time frame for donor ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... ... foods choices that promote eye health. These articles generally list between five and ... health advocate Sharon Kleyne endorses every one of these lists and believes that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... -- Walgreens has committed to provide drug disposal kiosks ... D.C. as part of a program to combat ... advocacy organization As You Sow. Conrad MacKerron , ... on to unneeded drugs because they lack easily accessible collection ... --> Conrad MacKerron , Senior Vice President at As ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... Feb. 11, 2016 Potrero Medical, Inc., the developer ... announce the appointment of George M. Rapier, III , ... Antonio, TX , WellMed is one of the nation,s ... and HMO members in Texas and ... out of his own internal medicine practice, he has been ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... WILMINGTON, N.C. , Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... a leading provider of custom manufacturing and development ... announces expanded sterile fill-finish capabilities and capacity in ... Substantial growth in demand has driven several recent ... in 2001 it had one filling line with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: