The Memphis Shelby Crime Commission released its quarterly crime rate report today, and the numbers are absolutely unacceptable.
We have a 9.9 percent rise, year over year, in major violent crime. And we have a 10.6 percent rise in major property crime.
Homicides are down by 12.2 percent.
We’re confronting this head-on in today’s Weekly Update because you deserve to hear from us what we’re doing to reduce these levels. Today’s news only further illustrates why I’ve made long-term crime reduction such a priority since my first day as your mayor.
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