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2011-01-25ST. JOSEPH, MO | By: Wayman
That is according to the latest figures from the St. Joseph Police Department spanning 2010. The report shows in St. Joseph 9 homicides were reported last year up from 2009. There was a 64% increase in rapes with 23 reported in 2010. Simple and aggravated assaults dropped 34% to 105. Overall violent crimes were down about 7% , largely due to a decrease in assaults and robberies. Burglaries in St. Joseph in the past year dropped 11%. 30 thefts reported made that category rise 1%. Vandalism dropped 28%. total crime in St. Joseph, not counting traffic crimes, dropped 14% last year from the year before.