Crime stats show jump in violent crime in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Statistics released by the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission show an increase in violent crime in 2014, compared with the year before.

A report released Thursday by the commission says 2014 year-end rates for major violent crime rates were 4.8 percent higher in Shelby County and 4.3 percent higher in the city of Memphis than at the end of 2013. Major violent crimes include murder, forcible rape, aggravated assault and robbery.

The reported domestic violence crime rate for 2014 compared with the prior year was down 9.3 percent countywide and down 10.1 percent in Memphis.

The major property crime rate for last year was down 2.8 percent countywide and down 2.7 percent in Memphis, compared with 2013.