This blog post compares the crime rates of the City of St. Louis vs the entire St. Louis Metropolitian Statistical Area. Just like most cities in the United States the City of St. Louis has a higher crime rate than the metro area as a whole. There is no stats for aggravated assult and violent crime for the St. Louis MSA for 2016. Those numbers were not available when I downloaded the table. I guess one or more of the suburbs didn’t report the stats for these two categories for 2016. Hopefully that will be adjusted in the future. I will keep checking.