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.
UPCOMING FORUM BRINGS GOVERNOR BILL LEE ALONG WITH STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris, and TN Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker will join Governor Bill Lee at a forum designed to connect Memphis area employers with sources of skilled, qualified employees who are also ex-offenders. Read the Newsletter.
GOVERNOR BILL LEE TO SPEAK AT FORUM ON CONNECTINGEX-OFFENDERS TO JOBS
Governor Bill Lee will be among the speakers at a June 11 forum co-sponsored by the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission on ways to connect skilled ex-offenders to jobs in the Memphis area. Read the Newsletter.
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
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.