How St. Louis Reduced Homicide Toll Far Under 100

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St. Louis had averged averaged 145 murders each year for a decade before 2003. Police Chief Joe Mokwa gave Harry Hegger, the chief of his homicide unit, a goal of getting the total below 100 last year, the Associated Press reports. The city did better, as the number plummeted to 69, the lowest since 1962.
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