Memphis hits nearly 400 homicides in 2023

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 08, 2024 2:30 PM CT | Published: January 02, 2024 5:09 PM CT

Memphis ended the year 2023 with 397 homicides, breaking the city’s previous homicide record by more than 50 additional killings. 


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. 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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