We are planning to drive across the US in the summer and one of our stops will be St. Louis. I've seen a number of quite negative reviews/warnings about crime etc. in St. Louis on VirtualTourist. Could someone local give some ideas on which areas to avoid if any? We're from Toronto so large urban areas aren't a problem, we'd just like some insider tips. We'd like to stay in the Arch area and try some of your famous Italian restaurants. Thanks for your help.