Monday, January 16, 2017

Jackson crime down nearly 20%

Major crimes in Jackson fell 18.3% in 2016 from 7,773 to 6,351.  The drop included a 20% reduction in property crimes and a 13.5% reduction in violent crime.  The biggest reductions came in house burglaries (25%) and armed robberies (20.5%).  There were also 35 fewer rapes.  Unfortunately, homicides increased to 59 from 53 a year ago.

Precinct 4 was the safest precinct as there were only 300 incidents of violent crime while Precinct 2 was the most dangerous as there were 442 such incidents.  However, violent crime still fell in all precincts.  Unfortunately, Precinct 4 led the way in property crime as there were 1,514 incidents (71 fewer than 2015) while Precinct 3 had the fewest incidents (930).  Thus Precinct 4 residents probably live in the safest part of the city but are also more likely to be the victims of some form of theft.  The crime report is posted below. 


Anonymous said...

Posters will undoubtedly bash Jackson regardless of what the statistics are, but Chief Vance really is doing a fantastic job with the resources he has.

Hats off to the Chief and his staff for their hard work.

Anonymous said...

Which district is the Skybox in? If the aspiring rapper owner gets "dissed" again on Yelp, look for violent crime in that district to jump.

Anonymous said...

Heard the news comment with the death of a victim recently from an assault in '16 that the year total was 69. What am I missing?

Anonymous said...

There is nothing left worth stealing in Jackson. That 20% reduction just reflects criminals doing what everybody else has done: taking their skills to the suburbs.

Anonymous said...

Wow. The posters living in the pastures are not going to like this. Meanwhile Renasaince got lit up again last night. Multiple break in's last night. Wait till Costco gets there.

Anonymous said...

Well, after following JJ this year, it's clear that crime has indeed increased in the southern part of Madison county. It would appear that the parking lot near Panera is far more dangerous than the one near Whole Foods.

Anonymous said...

Homicides is the ONLY stat that can't be easily changed.

Kingfish said...

There is more and better reporting of crime so it can seem that it is on the increase. PD's now post stories or updates on Twitter and Facebook. The better ones send out press releases on a regular basis. Sheriff Bailey told me once that his calls from reporters went down over half when he started issuing press releases.

Of course, the stats don't mean jack when you are the victim and although 5 feet of flood water is better than 8 feet, you are still flooded.

Anonymous said...

According to the Clarion-Ledger, the murder count for 2016 in Jackson is 69.

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention that the stats are bullshit.

Are there figures available for Madison County crimes committed involving vehicles with Hinds County tags? Prolly not.

Kingfish said...

All murders are homicides but not all homicides are murders. A homicide can be classified as accidental or justifiable.

Anonymous said...

Bingo Mr. Fish. Now you are sounding like a lawyer who knows about criminal law.

Anonymous said...

And JPD pads the numbers to fool the uninformed reader. If the shoe fits...

Anonymous said...

On Friday, Dec 9, 2016 right here on this forum there is a thread about #65 person murdered in Jackson. That was before the three men were killed at the same time. I do believe there was at least one or two more people killed. Sort of hard to believe the law enforcement is now trying to tell us there were only 59 people killed.
What happened Kingfish? Did they bring a few people back to life?

Anonymous said...

Kingfish; I would like to know the percentages of "BLACK ON BLACK; WHITE ON BLACK; BLACK ON WHITE Crimes"

That would be a very telling tail!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Panera Bread shooter is a Jackson resident.
Southside Dee is a Jackson resident.
Out West Tay aka Bae Bae is a Jackson resident.
Blessed Adams is a Jackson resident.
Mr. "I Own The Skybox And Will Shoot You If You Send Back Your Chicken" is a Jackson resident.
Milli Montana and Yung Fung Me are Jackson residents.
I'll bet you a solid quarter that those behind these robberies are Jackson residents.

Looks like the only thing Jacksonians have to brag about is the Whole Foods parking lot.

I.D. Please... said...

"Chief Vance is doing a fantastic job with the resources he has."

Really. So, please let us know what resources are needed to turn around this problem we've had in our capital city for 25 years.

The only difference in Vance and that woman who was chief is Vance will sometimes appear on camera. The only difference in Vance and Bracy is Vance gets his sugar at home. The only difference in Vance and Jimmy Wilson and Chokwe's chief is....well, somebody take the wheel here and help me out.

Anonymous said...

Yep, we live in NE Jackson. When I go out I carry two guns. Don't like that, too bad.

Anonymous said...

Vance is the best Chief Jax has had in a long time- and the PD is pretty darn good...the 911 still sux-

Anonymous said...

Please take a look at THESE facts (statistics) for 2016:

Population of the CITY of Chicago: 2,719,000 Murders: 762 % of population: .00028
Population of the CITY of Jackson: 172,638 Murders: 69 % of population: .00040

So, as a percentage of population, it's statistically more dangerous to live in the CITY of Jackson than it is to live in the CITY of Chicago (no suburbs considered.) Talk all you want about reductions in different categories of crime, Jacksonians. ZERO % of the other crimes matter if you're DEAD.

Anonymous said...

How good can JPD be when the crime rate is higher than Detroit? How good can JPD be when people are forced to protect their own property then arrested when they do? Vance can't stay awake long enough to do anything and his men spend more time chasing women than chasing criminals.

Anonymous said...

The crime problem in Jackson is as much or more the fault of the County Board of Supervisors. The have misspent tax money for decades. No jail space, not enough court staff to process the cases through. Oh and it's the voters for putting the same dipsticks in office to pad their pockeys

Anonymous said...

6:43, have you given any thought that much of the fault could be blamed on the citizens of Jackson. Just too many thugs living in one place. Jail space should not matter as they do not stay in jail long enough to take up much space.

Anonymous said...

Property crimes follow property. DUH. If you remove the businesses and valuable personal property to the suburbs, the criminals will follow. The modern professional criminal is MOBILE. Jackson means
nothing to him/her. He's like a desert creature, he must follow the water. Jackson is becoming a breeding ground for the new age professional thief. Jackson homes and businesses are either leaving or becoming so fortified that it's not worth the risk. Chances are property crimes will continue to decline in Jackson and murder will continue to rise. Core values are on the decrease and desperation becomes the order of the day in urban centers like Jackson. Murder is most often a crime of passion and convenience, not planning. People whose lives are spontaneous and disorganized are generally most likely to kill you. Just watch the stats.

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