St. Louis has a high rate of crime, including shootings and other violent offenses. In this guide, we'll share some tips on how to stay safe.
Stay aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, remove yourself from the situation.
St. Louis has areas with high rates of crime. Avoid walking alone at night and try to visit these areas during the day with a group of people.
When using public transportation, stay in well-lit areas and sit near the driver or conductor if possible. Avoid using public transportation late at night.
To protect your home and car, lock all doors and windows, and use deadbolts and other security measures. Do not leave valuables in your car, and avoid parking in isolated areas.
Choose ATMs located in well-lit and busy areas, cover the keypad when entering your PIN, and never count your cash in public.
St. Louis offers several resources to help you stay safe, including the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and community organizations like Better Family Life.
Staying safe in St. Louis requires awareness, caution, and common sense. By taking steps to stay safe, you can enjoy all that the city has to offer.
The vast majority of St. Louis residents are law-abiding citizens, and by working together, we can all contribute to a safer and more vibrant St. Louis.