St. Louis, which had a murder and nonnegligent manslaughter rate of 14.3 in 2020, is the second-largest city by population in Missouri. It is home to many famous treasures such as the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, Washington University in St. Louis, the Saint Louis Zoo, and the renowned Gateway Arch. It is home to many corporations such as Monsanto, Arch Coal, and Emerson Electric. The economy of St. Louis is centered around business and healthcare, and in addition is home to ten Fortune 500 companies.
Crime in St. Louis
Despite all of this, St. Louis suffers from high levels of crime and violence. In 2020, it was listed as the 13th most dangerous city in the world as a result of their extremely high murder rate. Not only did St. Louis have one of the highest homicide rates in the United States, it also had the third-highest number of violent crimes in 2020. In spite of high crime levels, the GDP of the St. Louis metropolitan area has been increasing since 2001, and saw a significant spike between 2017 and 2018.