You Paid For It: North County’s Downward Slide

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Why so many North County communities are going down hill? Many Mayors and community leaders put some of the blame on County Government.  They say many North County areas have simply been ignored as far as infrastructure, school improvements, availability of shopping and business support. They also say authorities didn’t get a jump on rising crime and other problems sooner.

Investigator Elliott Davis also lives in North County.  He took these concerns to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.  He says he knows there are problems but insists the County is doing what it can with the resources it has on hand.

There are some alarming crime statistics coming out of North County. According to the Highway Patrol Violent Crime rose to 10 percent from 1990 to the period form 2007-2011. More people in North County live below the poverty line.  There has also been a drop in homeowners, and a huge spike in renters.

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