Major crimes in Jackson dropped last week, according to a weekly report (PDF) released by the Jackson Police Department this morning. Precinct commanders reported 22 fewer property crimes than the previous week, for a 10.4 percent decrease, and 9 fewer violent crimes, representing a 20.9 percent decrease.
Last week's totals are 23.3 percent lower than those from the same period last year. To date, Jackson has seen slightly less crime this year than last year1 percent more property crime and 8.8 percent less violent crime.
Precinct 3, in Northwest Jackson, reported the greatest percentage decrease and also the fewest total crimes this week. Precinct 2, in the west and central parts of the city, reported the only percentage increase in crime, up 2.9 percent from the previous week, and 70 total crimes, the highest of any precinct for the week.
In addition to hearing the weekly crime totals, JPD command staff also received updates on the department's outreach efforts to apartment complexes and on National Night Out, a public crime prevention event scheduled for August 4. Assistants for Ward 6 Councilman Chokwe Lumumba also addressed the command staff and pledged their support to officers.
JPD charged three Flowood fireman with a felony, why isn't this front page on the clarionledger.
would interfere with the "Doom and Gloom" they're obliged to print.