September 16, 2017
St. Louis is about 42% white, 50% black, and 8% Asian and Latino.
As of September 12th, 2017, there have been 144 murders this year. Of
the victims, 135 are black, 8 are white, and one is Latino. There are 55
closed cases and 89 open cases.
Police have identified 96 suspects so far. All 96 are black.
This is not a hoax. This is data published directly by the St. Louis Police Department.
St. Louis has seen its murder rate coming roaring back up since a low
mark in 2013. There were 188 murders in 2015 and another 188 murders in
2016. This gives St. Louis a jaw-dropping murder rate of 60.5 for those
two years. 2017 is currently on track to meet or exceed that rate.