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Homicides in St. Louis

Ryan Davidson and Cece Hensley

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TKC looked at St. Louis homicide statistics over the past several years. The map indicates the 11 most murderous neighborhoods in St. Louis in relation to Kirkwood. The homicide statistics for 2015 are updated as of Oct. 27, 2015.

 

1. Wells/Goodfellow
Area: 1.23 square miles
Murders: 15 (on pace for 18.3)
Population: 5,895
Murders/square mile: 12.2
Chance of being murdered in 2015: 1/322

2. The Greater Ville
Area: 0.96 square miles
Murders: 13 (on pace for 15.9)
Population: 6,189
Murders/square mile: 13.5
Chance of being murdered in 2015: 1/390

3. Baden
Area: 1.06 square miles
Murders: 10 (on pace for 12.2)
Population: 7,268
Murders/sqaure mile: 9.4
Chance of being murdered in 2015: 1/595

4. Jeff-Vanderlou
Area: 1.25 sqaure miles
Murders: 11 (on pace for 13.4)
Population: 5,557
Murders/square mile: 5.1
Chance of being murdered in 2015: 1/414

5. Bevo Mill
Area: 1.37 square miles
Murders: 7 (on pace for 8.5)
Population: 12,654
Murders/square mile: 5.1
Chance of being murdered in 2015: 1/1481

6. Dutchtown
Area: 1.52 square miles
Murders: 7 (on pace for 8.5)
Population: 15,770
Murders/square mile: 4.6
Chance of being murdered in 2015: 1/1845

7. Mark Twain
Area: 0.65 square miles
Murders: 7 (on pace for 8.5)
Population: 4,188
Murders/square mile: 10.8
Chance of being murdered in 2015: 1/490

8. Penrose
Area: 0.77 square miles
Murders: 7 (on pace for 8.5)
Population: 6,387
Murders/square mile: 9.1
Chance of being murdered in 2015: 1/747

9. Kingsway East
Area: 0.49 square miles
Murders: 6 (on pace for 7.3)
Population: 3,542
Murders/square mile: 12.2
Chance of being murdered in 2015: 1/484

10. Hyde Park
Area: 0.57 square miles
Murders: 5 (on pace for 6.1)
Population: 2,668
Murders/square mile: 8.8
Chance of being murdered in 2015: 1/437

11. West End
Area: 1.02 square miles
Murders: 5 (on pace for 6.1)
Population: 6,574
Murders/square mile: 4.9
Chance of being murdered in 2015: 1/1077

Kirkwood
Area: 9.20 square miles
Murders: 0
Population: 27,540

About the Writers
Ryan Davidson, editor-in-chief

Grade: 12
Interests: Baseball player. Meat griller. Aficionado of fantasy football. Enthusiast of Hawaiian shirts. Most likely champion of many unsung...

Cece Hensley, print editor

Grade: 12
Interests: Poms, Cooper's Hoopers, watching The Bachelor, petting dogs, and pretending I can sing
Favorite quote: "She believed she could so...

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