A new study that called St. Louis the most dangerous city in America got a swift and angry reaction from city tourism officials, who refute the claim. “We are angry and we want you to know the truth: St. Louis is a safe city,” said Kathleen Ratcliffe, president of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, in a press release. Because of the way the city’s borders are drawn, some very safe suburban neighborhoods are not included in the city crime rates, even though they are ...

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