With more than five months left in the year, St. Louis's murder total is almost as high as for all of last year, says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Police Chief Joe Mokwa, criminologist Scott Decker, and others say it might be a mere hiccup in the crime picture and not necessarily a dramatic upward trend. They say there may not be much meaning in comparing numbers year to year for murder, which is considered the most capricious . . .
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