Crime is often the product of poverty; distressed communities; a lack of strong, stable neighbors; a failing education system; and a lack of jobs and economic opportunities. In addition, there are huge disparities in the criminal justice system that must be addressed at every level.
- Work to develop sensible gun control measures, as well as fund more cameras, speed bumps, and other crime deterrents.
- Work to find ways to attract more qualified individuals to become public safety officers, police, sheriff, and highway patrol officers.
- Develop a clearinghouse of social service agencies, City of St. Louis agencies and other organizations, to work together to address crime.