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updated February 15, 2018

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.

Homicides down, but aggravated assaults, auto thefts up, year-end report shows

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.

JUVENILE ASSESSMENT CENTER FRAMEWORK CONCEPT:
AN OVERVIEW

Dorcas Young Griffin, Deputy Director, Shelby County Division of Community Services presented the overview at the Breaking the Cycle of Delinquency Symposium on October 17, 2017. Download a pdf or pptx.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM SYMPOSIUM ON BREAKING THE CYCLE OF DELINQUENCY

A number of questions were submitted by attendees at the October 17, 2017 symposium which time did not allow panelists to answer. Please view the responses to those questions. View Responses

E-Newsletters

2017

  • November Vol 12 - MPD Looking at First Net Increase in Officers Since 2011
  • October Vol 11 - Murders Down Significantly
  • September Vol 10 - Breaking the Cycle of Delinquency
  • August Vol 9 - Looking at Long Term Crime Trends
  • July Vol 8 - 2nd Quarter Crime Stats and Public Safety Survey
  • June Vol 7 - Youthful Offenders Drive Violent Crime
  • May Vol 6 - Memphis Violent Crime Rate Compared To Memphis Police Department (MPD) Officer Count/Upcoming Vote on MPD Budget
  • April Vol 5 - Murders Down So Far This Year; Overall Violent Crime Flat; Motor Vehicle Thefts - And Arrests - Up
  • March Vol 4 $6.1 Million Grant to Support Recruitment and Retention of Memphis Police Officers
  • February Vol 3 - Community Prosecution Underway
  • January Vol 2 - Memphis & Shelby County Crime Trends
  • January Vol 1Operation: Safe Community Crime Plan Goals

Media Releases

2018

  • January - Murders Down in 2017; Robberies and Aggravated Assaults Up

2017

  • October - Murders Down Significantly; Aggravated Assaults and Auto Thefts Show Increases
  • October - Juvenile Crime Figures Show Both Encouraging and Some Alarming Trends
  • August Crime Commission to Participate in National Night Out
  • July - Murders Down; Aggravated Assaults and Auto Thefts Up
  • June - Youthful Offenders Drive Violent Crime
  • April - Preliminary Crime Figures Out for First Four Months of 2017
  • March - Murders Down So Far This Year; Overall Violent Crime Flat; Motor Vehicle Thefts - and Arrests - Up
  • February - Violent Crime Continues Downward Trend
  • January - Violent Crime Rate Drops