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Report On Gun Crimes: Are Gun-Courts The Solution?

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The average time for a gun-related charge to be processed through court in St. Louis is 9 months, according to Richard Rosenfeld.

When it comes to gun crimes and issues like bail and sentencing, the race of both the victim and the accused matters.

According to one report which aggregated data on gun-related crimes in St. Louis, the average period for a case to be processed is nine months and how that case is treated is influenced by multiple factors stemming from race.

Richard Rosenfeld suggests a solution to both issues might be a court dedicated only to gun-related crimes.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.