Total crime down in St. Louis through April

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 PDF Document: SLMPD CrimeStats April2013

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) -- New statistics from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police show the city has seen a decrease in crime in the first quarter of 2013, compared to the same time last year.

The city's Dutchtown neighborhood is leading in many of the major crime categories. But it is important to note Dutchtown is also the city's largest neighborhood, with nearly 16,000 residents.

Here's a quick look at some of the city-wide stats through April, with 2012 numbers in (parentheses.)

Murders - 30 (33)

Rape - 102 (67)*

Armed Robbery - 282 (350)

Aggravated Assault with a Gun - 426 (654)

Total Burglary - 1,195 (1,520)

Auto Theft - 956 (926)

Total Index Crime - 7,597 (8,232)

To see a breakdown of crime in each of the city neighborhoods, click on the PDF file on the left of this article. Or click HERE to explore more crime reports from St. Louis police.

*In January of 2013, the FBI revised the definition of rape to broaden the scope of the crime. If the expanded definition were in place in 2012, the city of St. Louis would have reported 135 additional rapes. This change would account for the apparent spike in rape cases in 2013.

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