Violent crime down but property crimes, including vehicle thefts, way up

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 02, 2023 5:58 AM CT | Published: February 02, 2023 4:00 AM CT

Major violent crime was down 5.1% in Memphis and 5% in Shelby County for 2022 compared to the year prior. But major property crime — mainly driven by more than a 100% increase in vehicle thefts — is up. 

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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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