- 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
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.