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ST. JOSEPH, MO (2011-01-25) Overall crime is down in St. Joseph, but some of the more serious cases are up.
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.
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