CourtneyJoann wrote: danielr wrote:
CourtneyJoann wrote:Well, I'd be more concerned with the surrounding area than the actual campus. U City is right next door, and there are shootings/robberies/stabbings/rapes there weekly. I work for the MO Hwy Patrol, so I get emails about the various goings-on in STL. WUSTL itself is fine though; the campus security responds quite quickly if you push the button on those alert boxes.
No. There are not violent assaults in U City weekly. That's just factually wrong. https://www.crimereports.com/map/index/ ... zoomlevel=
There is a fair amount of crime--car break-ins, robberies, assaults--that takes place primarily in the Delmar Loop, and in the immediate surroundings of the Delmar Metro station, but U City is largely residential and doesn't experience the kind of chronic, violent crime that you describe. That sort of thing tends to take place downtown and in the north side of the city. There are a lot of middle and upper-middle class residents in U City, and I guarantee you they would not remain there if the crime was as bad as you say it is.
Not in all of U City. There's about a 10-block radius that has a lot of violent crime I'm talking about. I'm not sure why your crime-report thing doesn't have them, but they exist. I get a newsletter daily from STL law enforcement agencies dictating crimes of concern. U City may not be the most crime-infested, due to the presence of those upper-middle class residents you speak of, but it does get a fair amount. Obviously, murders don't happen all the time, but there are still violent crimes, especially assaults and robberies.
Edit: I meant to say 10 block strip, not radius. This is what I get for posting right before a nap.
First of all, assaults and robberies are not even necessarily characterized as "violent." Many of the assaults reported on that map (which, by the way, is taken directly from the STL Metropolitan Police Dept.'s website: --LinkRemoved--) are labeled "simple assault--no injury". I agree that U City sees its fair share of crime, but I dispute the assertion that they are usually violent, or that violent assaults happen there weekly. The crime map and other sources of verified crime statistics clearly disprove that idea.
I think, maybe, the primary source of our disagreement stems from different understandings of the boundaries of U City. My guess is what you're hearing is actually coming out of Pagedale, Wellston, Vinita Terrace, and Vinita Park. Or you just accidentally exaggerated the scope of violent crimes in U City. Who knows.