ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– For the 5th straight year, crime rates are down in parts of St. Louis County.
Overall, parts of the area under patrol from St. Louis County police saw crime drop 7.4% from 2012-2013.
The homicide rate held steady at 8%. Car thefts dropped by 25%.
County Police Chief Tim Fitch says crimes that impact the most people are down across the board.
County police say the total crime rate is now at the lowest level since 1969.