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Crime Crisis: After two years of record homicides, Memphis’ deadliest ZIP codes identified

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 20, 2022 12:01 PM CT | Published: April 20, 2022 4:00 AM CT

Homicides and violent or gun-related crimes have become a growing issue in the city of Memphis, with a 45.9% increase in murders from 2019 to 2020, according to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission. Memphis set a record for homicides in 2020 with 332. And broke it again with 345 in 2021. 


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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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