Hernando de Soto Bridge, Memphis, TN

Hernando de Soto Bridge, Memphis, TN

updated 09/7/2018

2018 Media Releases

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

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2018 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

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Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report Published - The MSCC 2017 Annual Report is published. The report highlights the Operation Safe Community, crime trends and goals and objectives. It outlines the partnership with the University of Memphis (Public Safety Institute), board members and staff. Access the Report



Opinion / NYC Cut Crime and Grew; So Can Memphis - The meeting room at Columbia University in the heart of Manhattan was packed with parents and their children. We were there with our daughter, then a student at White Station High School in Memphis.  (an article publish in Commercial Appeal by Bill Gibbons, Guest Columnist) Read the Article

Anti-Crime Initiative Aims to Curb Violence - A notification meeting was held Tuesday (Feb 6) evening for about a dozen selected violent offenders who were offered a wide array of social services to help them change their criminal behavior, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich, chair of Operation: Safe Community-3 (OSC-3). Read the details on the DA website.

Commercial Appeal publishes crime statistics - The Commercial Appeal recently published an article noting year-end crime statistics reported by the Tennessee Bureau Investigation (TBI) and the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission. Read the article here.