CURBING THE GANG VIOLENCE 'EPIDEMIC' IS MEMPHIS' PRIORITY
By AmY. Weirich, Bill Gibbons
Updated: November 05, 2019
We are encouraged that reported violent crime is down so far this year, as well as crimes involving guns. Yet, the reality is that we continue to have one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation. Read the full article
FIRST QUARTER CRIME FIGURES SHOW DECLINES IN MOST CATEGORIES
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The University of Memphis Public Safety Institute and the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission released preliminary figures from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) for the first quarter of 2019 (January – March) which show a significant drop in reported major property crimes in Memphis and Shelby County, as well as a decline in overall crime as measured by 54 different categories. Read Full Release.
2018 Annual Report
A non-profit, private corporation governed by a diverse 50-member board of directors, the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission is the leading community-based entity focused on public safety. It has created unprecedented partnerships with businesses, schools, neighborhood organizations, public safety agencies and local violence prevention organizations working to make Memphis and Shelby County a safer place. Read the Full Report
- A tougher state law for convicted felons in possession of guns
- Priority placed on prosecuting gun crimes by both federal and state prosecutors - with a new no plea bargaining policy on state cases for convicted felons in possession of guns
- An effective effort to communicate to the street level the consequences of committing a gun crime - with the ultimate goal of changing behavior
Family Safety Center
The Family Safety Center is one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of family violence. Visit their website for more information.