Hernando de Soto Bridge, Memphis, TN

Hernando de Soto Bridge, Memphis, TN

2018 Articles, Releases, Reports and Newsletters

Media Releases

December 4th Quarter - MEMPHIS/SHELBY COUNTY VIOLENT CRIME RATE DROPS IN 2018; REPORTED GUN CRIMES DECLINE; JUVENILE OFFENSES UP
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. Read the full report

October 29 - REPORTED GUN CRIME CONTINUES TO DECLINE
Reported gun crimes were down 17.3 percent during the first three quarters of 2018 (January – September) compared to the same time period last year in the city of Memphis and unincorporated parts of Shelby County, according to figures from the Project Safe Neighborhoods G.U.N. (Government United for Non-Violence) Unit. The latest figures build on
a 15.3 percent decline during the first half of the year (January – June). Full Report

September - 3rd Quarter 2018 - MURDERS, ROBBERIES, AND RAPES DECLINE
Based on preliminary figures from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) released by the University of Memphis Public Safety Institute and the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, murders in Memphis were down 17.6 percent during the first three quarters of 2018 (January-September) compared to the same time period in 2017. Read the Report

June - 2nd Quarter 2018 - Violent Crime Rate Continues to Drop - Based on preliminary figures from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), major violent crime in Memphis and Shelby County continued to drop during the first half of this year compared to last year, according to the University of Memphis Public Safety Institute and the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. The mid-year figure builds on a decline during the first quarter of the year. Read the Report.

April - 1st Quarter 2018 - Local Violent Crime Drops - During the first quarter of 2018 (Jan - Mar), the major violent crime rate dropped in Memphis and all of Shelby County compared to the first quarter of 2017, according to preliminary figures from Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) released today by the UofM Public Safety Institute and the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. Read the Report

January - Year End 2017 - Murders Down In 2017; Robberies and Aggravated Assaults Up

E-Newsletters

April - Local Violent Crime Drops During First Quarter of 2018 Compared to 2017

March - Training Begins for New Deputy Sheriff Recruits

February Moving Forward on Operation: Safe Community