Posted on March 31, 2024

St. Louis Mayor Wants to Hold ‘Business Owners Accountable’ for Violent Crimes Near Stores

Jackson Walker. TND, March 29, 2024

St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones plans to hold local businesses accountable for violent crime outside their establishments, she told Action News 5.

Her comments came while attending a meeting of the Black Mayors’ Coalition on Crime. The group, launched this week by Memphis, Tennessee Mayor Paul Young, aims to “harness the collective power of black mayors across the nation to fight crime” and includes 21 leaders of cities across the country.


St Louis has a higher crime rate than other metro areas of similar size. The city received a 6.9 out of 10 on U.S. News and World Report’s crime index. It was rated the nation’s second most dangerous city after Detroit, Michigan by CBS News in 2020.