New commission aims to combat rising crime rates

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - The crime rate in St. Louis rose 2.2 percent last year, with violent crimes raising 7.8 percent. Property crimes were also up slightly.

The Community Crime Commission may be the solution to that problem. The commission, started by Mayor Francis Slay, will focus on the city's highest crime neighborhoods.

Bruce Franks Jr., founder of the group '28 to Life', has spent his life addressing gun violence. Franks Jr. stopped by the Fox 2 news studio this morning alongside Carl Filler, Mayor Slay's Director of Strategic Policy Initiatives, to discuss the commission's plans.

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