Like a weed, crime needs to be addressed at the root

Community Conversations, convened by The Daily Memphian, gives voice to the many reasons for — and solutions to — the crime problem

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 07, 2023 4:53 PM CT | Published: October 24, 2023 4:00 AM CT

“Blight, litter, dilapidated housing, and poor air quality pose problems for public safety. Public safety extends far beyond crime. Litter and trash indicate community apathy and gives license to potential criminals,” the survey’s results read.


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Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming

Aarron Fleming covers Memphis and Shelby County’s court system and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. He formerly covered education and earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Memphis.

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