Violent crime still rising, first-quarter stats show

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 29, 2021 2:28 PM CT | Published: April 29, 2021 2:27 PM CT
<strong>Youth march during the Unity Walk against Violence in Whitehaven on Feb. 27.&nbsp;According to preliminary statistics released by the Public Safety Institute and the Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission, the violent crime rate for the first quarter of 2021 increased 24.7% in Memphis compared to the same period in 2020.</strong> (Ziggy Mack/Special to the Daily Memphian file)

Youth march during the Unity Walk against Violence in Whitehaven on Feb. 27. According to preliminary statistics released by the Public Safety Institute and the Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission, the violent crime rate for the first quarter of 2021 increased 24.7% in Memphis compared to the same period in 2020. (Ziggy Mack/Special to the Daily Memphian file)

Property crimes dropped during the first three months of 2021, according to data from the Memphis Shelby County Crime Commission and the Public Safety Institute.

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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