As Missouri’s chief law enforcement office, Chris Koster has overseen a reduction in violent crime. FBI statistics show that violent crime levels are lower than when Koster became attorney general. Koster has worked to provide police with the tools they need to do their jobs more effectively. He has advocated for higher officer pay, funding for body cameras and rifle-rated vests, and the institution of gun courts. Koster has the endorsement of 6,500 law enforcement officers from around the state.

FBI (PER 100,000 INHABITANTS) STATISTICS SHOWED THAT VIOLENT CRIME WAS LOWER UNDER KOSTER (2009-2014) THAN IN PREVIOUS YEARS

Year Violent Crime Per 100,000 Inhabitants
2015 497.4
2014 442.9
2013 433.4
2012 450.9
2011 447.4
2010 455
2009 491.8
2008 504.4
2007 504.9
2006 545.6
2005 525.4
2005-2008 Average 520.075
2009-2015 Average 459.83

[FBI UCR Crime Statistics, 2005-2014]

According To FBI Statistics Per 100,000 Inhabitants, Violent Crime Has Dropped During Koster’s First Seven Years To 459.83 Per Year Average (2009-2015) From The Previous Four Year, 520.1 Per Year Average (2005-2008) Before He Was Attorney General By 13.1%. [FBI Violent Crime Statistics, 2005-2015]