St. Louis County Police Department clears 94% of homicide cases from 2019

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The Crimes Against Persons Unit of the St. Louis County Police Department reports a homicide clearance rate of 94% in 2019. They investigate homicides, robberies, abuse and sexual assault cases.

The County had a total of 65 homicides in 2019. The unit cleared 61 of the 65 homicides for a clearance rate of 93.8%. 

The high rate is unprecedented compared to the national average of 61%.

Unincorporated St. Louis County and Contract Municipalities

2019 Total – cleared 46 of 49

Municipal Investigations

2019 Total – cleared 15 of 16

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