- 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
Still BLUE-CRUSHing crime data in Memphis streets | Opinion
Feb. 7, 2019. Bill Gibbons, Guest columnist for The Commercial Appeal
Data-driven policing involves smart use of crime data to deploy law enforcement resources in the right places at the right times to have a maximum positive impact on the crime rate. New York City was the first major city to implement such an approach in a day-to-day consistent fashion, beginning in 1994. Referred to us CompStat (short for Compare Statistics), it is credited with creating dramatic reductions in New York's crime rate, moving it from having one of the highest crime rates among American cities to having one of the lowest crime rates. Read the full article.
Memphis/Shelby County Violent Crime Rate Drops in 2018; Reported Gun Crimes Decline; Juvenile Offenses Up in 4th Quarter 2018
According to figures released by the University of Memphis Public Safety Institute and the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, both Memphis and all of Shelby County made progress in reducing the violent crime rate in 2018 compared to 2017, with the most progress occurring within Memphis. The figures are based upon preliminary data from the Tennessee Bureau of investigation (TBI). In addition, reported gun crimes in Memphis and unincorporated Shelby County declined significantly in 2018. Read the Report.
Murders, Robberies, and Rapes Decline in 3rd Quarter 2018 Read the Report
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