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St. Louis Police Targeting Crime Hot Spots

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- St. Louis police have starting concentrating manpower on 32 so-called crime hot spots around the city.

The idea is that putting more police in high crime areas between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m can help reduce shootings and murders.

The project's being monitored by a top criminologist crunching the numbers to see if the strategy works.

Police hope the hot spot strategy will be successful in reducing the  number of gun-related assaults.