Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Jackson crime falls

The Jackson crime stats for the week ending October 16 are posted below.  The number of crimes has fallen since a year ago.  Property crimes fell 18% while violent crimes dropped 14%.  The overall number of crimes decreased 18%.  The number of crimes went down in every category but one - and that happens to be the most visible category- homicide.  Read the numbers for each category and weep:


Auto burglary: -22%
Auto theft: -18%
Business Burglary: -11%
Grand Larceny: 0.8%
House Burglary: -22%

Aggravated Assault: -2%
Armed Robbery: -21%
Carjacking: -18%
Homicide: 5% (2 more incidents)
Rape: -34%

Precinct 4 had the smallest decrease in crime as crime fell in several categories but rose in others.  Auto burglaries are down but all other property crimes increased.  However, all violent crimes but aggravated assault fell substantially.  Violent crimes overall decreased 10%.

Auto Burglary: -9%
Auto Theft: 4%
Business Burglary: 1%
Grand Larceny: 3%
House Burglary: 2%

Aggravated Assault: 17%
Armed Robbery: -22%
Carjacking: -13%
Homicide: 0%
Rape: -22%.


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, you can make aggravated assault simple assault, or burglary into petty theft; but you can't down grade a murder to cheat the stats.

Kingfish said...

You again. You keep on saying the crime stats are fudged yet you don't show any evidence or proof. The only reason you are saying that is because JPD is majority black. Come back when you can actually prove it.

Anonymous said...

READ IT AND WEEP MADISONITES

Anonymous said...

KF, if you will do some research you can find where even the local newspapers had articles about how JPD changed the way crimes were reported and logged in.
The reason crime is high is because JPD is majority black.
How about doing a thread about the JPD officers who have been caught committing crimes.

Anonymous said...

Yea, does this mean I can walk down Cohea Street without fearing for my life?

Anonymous said...

I love it when FishKing builds a fire and then throws gas on it.

This is just more bullshit that disproves stats and averages. All depends on who loads the pea-sheller and why.

Anonymous said...

Jackson is so safe that JPD has cruisers with flashing lights camped out at retail shopping venues throughout the city merely to spread holiday cheer.

Anonymous said...

There goes Kingfish's quarterly suck up to the minority community. Can't afford to lose the diversity in posting numbers.

Daves not here said...

Watching the 6:00 news every day an all,i dont beleve crime is going down.

Anonymous said...

@1:59 here

It's simple logic. If you want to know if crime is down you look at the homicide rate. It's always the indicator because it's the one crime that is always reported and pursued. Any one with any experience in law enforcement will tell you the same.

Anonymous said...

So, if I understand the law-enforcement genius at 9:30 pm, a community riddled with crime but having only one murder per year is relatively 'crime free'? I always appreciate it when someone appears on here with 'simple logic'.

Anonymous said...

These stats are fudged, easily auto burglaries are downgraded to malicious mischief on a daily, an apartment complex on ridgewood just had 6 auto burglaries two days ago. People of the city crime is not down, hey it may have cost me a couple hundred dollars to facilitate those reports, but CRIME IS NOT DOWN

What They Won't Tell You.. said...

http://onlinemadison.com/Content/Default/News/Article/Deputies-nab-auto-burglar-in-Lost-Rabbit/-3/592/38949

Anonymous said...

The lack of math skills among those commenting is disheartening.
IF JPD downgraded some crimes and crime was actually higher, the lower categories of crimes would increase and overall crime would still increase.
These statistics are better than anecdotal information ( your individual observations and knowledge).
Television has never reported ALL crimes. Indeed, more crimes are reported and sensationalized now. You would have seen crimes every night in 1955 if the news was for entertainment and shock value as it is now. But, in 1955, a domestic assault or murders among friends and family was not considered information the community needed to keep it safe. Indeed, into the '60s parents killing their children through abuse and neglect wasn't reported on television. Rapes were seldom reported to protect the victim. Missing children and teens weren't reported. Crimes in poor communities seldom made the news.
You have idealized your past and the 24/7 news has made you paranoid.

PittPanther said...

7:40am gets it!

It must be exhausting living in so much fear. Turn off the local news, turn off Fox News.

Anonymous said...

7:40 - Contrary to your theory, there is no such number as 'overall crime'.

Anonymous said...

7:40, it isn't being paranoid when a person cannot walk down the streets of their capital city even in the day time, sure as hell can't do it at night. It is even dangerous to stop at a signal light in our capital city.

Anonymous said...

The lack of math skills among those commenting is disheartening.

We've given up long ago hoping you'll develop even a modicum of analytical skills.

Anonymous said...

7:40, stop a few minutes and think about this. If JPD took the time to downgrade some crimes what is stopping them from completely not reporting many crimes? It would be just as easy and they would still have those defending them. Most people do not want to draw attention to their shady business, especially if their business is against the law.
You stated, "Television has never reported ALL crimes". I would say that is also true about JPD.

Anonymous said...

I think JPD does a decent job within the constraints of the meager resources provided to conduct their mission. The far larger problem is the totally dysfunctional Hinds County justice system post-arrest. But I'll wager Kingfish that if JPD staffing levels were higher -- if more officers were on the street -- that reported crime incidents would also be higher. That is one reason why I don't believe that the reported rates are an accurate reflection of actual Jackson crime.

Anonymous said...

Local tv news reports are NOT "anecdotal evidence". These homicide reports can be video recorded and tracked over time. Nothing anecdotal about it. Should those homicide numbers not match government stats - and I'm not saying they don't match - then we'd know that something is wrong.

The claim that crime is about the same as it was in 1955 is ludicrous. In 1955, there were no police officers stationed in our public schools. Public buildings did not have xray machine checkpoints and no stationed guards except at banks. There certainly were no security guards stationed outside churches on Sunday mornings, as you see on State Street.

Anonymous said...

Maywood Mart burglaries last night? LMAO

Anonymous said...

Sure hope they didn't hit the LeFleur East clubhouse too.

Anonymous said...

Are the burritos safe at Moe's?

PittPanther said...

2:05am, in general, crime peaked in the 1970s and early 80s, and has improved ever since. The things you're seeing, such as cops in schools, are happening mainly due to fear, not any rational response to crime. The same fear that has people on this board afraid to drive through Jackson, or stop at a stoplight.

Anonymous said...

What you call fear many people call common sense.

Anonymous said...

@10:41 The cops in schools are necessary to break up fights, for one thing. You obviously haven't worked in public schools as I have. Teachers who intervene in a fight to try to keep one or both of the students from being hurt usually end up physically hurt, themselves. Even elementary school students have brought weapons to school, although schools try to keep this quiet. When a town's citizens and business owners and workers see the police responding to DAILY calls at our public schools, the response is not irrational fear. Anyway, cops are trained to deal with weapons; teachers are not. Tax payers and businesses would not pay for security if there was no need for it. It makes no sense to pay for security just to allay the imagined fears of the public. What is the payoff for this irrational fear and who is getting the benefits? People would love to be free to shop and dine and get medical care in Jackson without fear, as we used to years ago. I wonder what your agenda is that causes you to dismiss crime and insist that we're as safe as we were in 1955.

Anonymous said...

Crime will drop significantly when they start arresting some of the corrupt folks at City Hall and at the State Capitol building...

StateBulldog said...

"Crime has generally improved since the 80s"? This has got to be posted by some air-headed, liberal Millsaps professor who thinks if he says that every day it will become truth. But, wait....it was Patty-Panther.

On what planet is that true? Name a major city in this country where that is proven out.

Anonymous said...

Yes crime has improved since the 80's. The stopping of crimes committed hasn't improved. It just matters what improved means. More crime=improved crimes.

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