Property Crime Higher in St. Louis Than Similar US Cities

by Deep Sentinel | | Crime Watch

Missouri’s nickname as the “Show me” state might unfortunately also mean “show me your money, jewelry and electronics” in St. Louis, it’s most famous city. St. Louis, home to the Cardinals baseball team and the famous Gateway arch sculpture, saw 271 property crimes reported in its neighborhoods in the past two weeks.

St. Louis’ population currently totals 317,419. Property crime in St. Louis increased 0.1% in 2017 when compared to 2016, from 18,923 crimes to 18,945 crimes, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept. St. Louis’ population totals 311.404. In comparison, Riverside CA, population 319,504, had a property crime totals of 11,266 for a similar period.

Recent Property Crimes in St. Louis

The following is a sampling of recent property crimes in St. Louis reported in the CrimeReports site. It does not include thefts from vehicles, personal assaults or drug related crimes. See the CrimeReports site for the complete list.

Property Crime – Glen Rd and Marshall Ave, Feb 18 at 8 am
Larceny Theft Under $500– 6700 Block Clayton Rd, Feb 17 at 4 pm
Attempted Burglary – 6600 Block Alamo Ave, Feb 16 at around 1 pm
Stolen Vehicle – 1900 Block Belt Ave, Feb 16 around 12 am
Larceny Theft – 3000 Block Pestalozzi Ave, Feb 15 around 8 pm
Larceny Theft $500 – $24,999 – 1500 Block of Lafayette Ave, Feb 15 around 10 am
Larceny Theft $500 – $24,999 – 2800 Block of Gamble St, Feb 15 around 8 am
Larceny Theft Under $50 –  5000 Block Highland Ave, Feb 15 6 am
Larceny Theft Under $500 – 700 Block S Broadway, Feb 15 around 3 am
Malicious Destruction of Private Property – 1000 Block N Skinker Blvd, Feb 15 around 12 am
Larceny Theft $500 – $24,999 – Manchester Ave, Feb 15 around 12 am
Malicious Destruction of Private Property – Josephine Baker Ave, Feb 14 around 9 pm
Malicious Destruction of Private Property – 3300 Block Arsenal St, Feb 14 around 9 pm
Malicious Destruction of Private Property – 3800 Block N Grand Ave, Feb 14 around 9 pm
Theft – 8200 Block Forstyn Blvd, Feb 14 around 3 pm
Malicious Destruction of Private Property – Lambdin Ave, Feb 14 around 11 am
Larceny Theft Under $500 – 3200 Block Lafayette Ave, Feb 14 around 9 am
Breaking and Entering – 4100 Block W Penrose St, Feb 14 around 8 am
Larceny Under $500 – 1900 Block N 13th St, Feb 14 around 6 am

Property Crime Happens Every Four Seconds

A property crime occurs about every 4 seconds in the U.S. For 2016, the most recent year with complete data analysis, the FBI tallied 7,919,035 property crimes. The data found a slight decline in burglaries and larceny theft. Preliminary FBI data analyzed for the first half of 2017 shows these slight declines continuing.

The 2016 data translates into:

A burglary every 20.9 seconds
A larceny theft every 5.6 seconds
A motor vehicle theft every 41.3 seconds

Check our previous posts for tips on how to prevent property crime from happening to you.