Friday, February 8, 2019

Jackson Removes Crime Stats from City Website (Updated: Replacing Comstat w/UCR)

 Update (6:20 PM): JPD is replacing the Comstat reports with Uniform Crime Reports.  They will be posted on the city website on the 15th of every month. 

The city of Jackson no longer posts crime statistics on the city's website.  See for yourself. 

The Comstat reports have been posted on the website for years.  They were posted last week but have now disappeared.  They disappeared from the website shortly after Lumumba the Elder took office.  However, the Tony Yarber administration quickly returned the regular posting to the website after Mayor Yarber assumed the purple.  They disappeared again in November 2017 but returned nearly a year later and were updated weekly.

Comstat meetings were held weekly on Thursday afternoons at JPD Headquarters but then-Chief Anthony Moore cut the meetings to a bi-weekly schedule and often cancelled the scheduled ones. 

JJ will post a response from the city if one is provided.  

Kingfish note: Draw your own conclusions.

Don't worry, sweetpeas,  JJ will do just what it did during the first Lumumba administration.  Public records request will be submitted on a regular basis.  Mayor Lumumba, you  might as well tell your staff to start emailing them to me each week because I'm not going away. 


Anonymous said...

Kingfish you are the only real journalist in this town. The television stations and the newspapers are a joke any more. Thanks for keeping everybody honest and informed.

Black Faced Mary Poppins said...

WLBT Channel 3 or WJTV Channel did an investigation & found the crime data reported was flawed BIG TIME! So, the Po Po cut & ran.

Anonymous said...

Obviously they must remove anything that reinforces the perception of crime.

This is how insane leftists revise history and shape reality to fit their agenda. This is a huge red flag that will be ignored by the majority of Chik-fil-a munching, football watching mouth breathers in the metro.

AOC is the tip of the spear of the revolution that you have been warned about repeatedly. Stop ignoring it. Put down the TV remote you fools.

Anonymous said...

True but add WLBT's investigative reporter named Lemaster.

TailLightsLeaving said...

Won't be the one to turn the lights out on JXN (a/k/a The People's Republic of Jackghanistan)...

Living and owning real property in fee simple in TPR is a real gamble these days. And as Kenny Rogers once said: "You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em; Know when to walk away; And know when to run."

Ben N. Bidness said...

Relax: Chokwe is ahead of the curve. It's called 'Responsible Business and Industrial Development'.

Knowing that those seeking locations vet communities via the internet, progressive cities and developers only put their best foot forward in their media releases, brochures and recruitment materials.

That being the case, the material for Jackson will now be one printed side of a two-sided 5x8, tri-color piece of card-stock. An out of state firm will also adapt the same material for internet publication.

Anonymous said...

Can someone give us an update on Coco with the Popo? I read where the first 2 meetings were cancelled, but haven't seen anything since. Anyone know ?

Anonymous said...

Send a PRR for any emails or other correspondence related to the decision to remove the stats from the website.

Anonymous said...

@ February 8, 2019 at 11:25 AM
When inserting "Chik-fil-a" as part of a tangent aimed at insulting a certain group, your results fall short of an achievement.
Now, return to your keyboard and try again as you munch on a hotpocket.

Anonymous said...

I had a car stolen in Fondren two years ago and don't give a rat's butt about crime stats, that according to WLBT are bogus. My solution is to stay out of Jacktown. And I have. Only three quick trips in and out in those two years. Oh, and I was a lifelong Jackson resident until ten years ago when I was forced to move because of the neighborhood going to hell.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't mater if they post the crime stats.
When they did post them they were fake.
Does anyone really think they will post the actual crime the people of Jackson commit?

Anonymous said...

I was threatened by a stinking bum outside The Belhaven while a relative was in the Baptist hospital That was all I needed to avoid Jackson like the plague. Dude smelled like a porta-potty full of drunk puke.

Is Jackson now officially a shithole?

Anonymous said...

Just got a new package of 230 grain Sabre's.

Going shooting tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

When Jackson is near the top of the list for the "Worst Cities to Live In" what really is there left to say. Now that's perception at its finest.

Anonymous said...

If you need any further proof that traditional investigative journalism is dead and that our media outlets are all "in the tank," one need look no further than the Tate/Yearbook story. The news editor AT Millsaps WHEN THIS HAPPENED who REPORTED ON IT is the freakin editor of the Clarion Ledger right now, but the CL reported on it ONLY AFTER the Huffpost published a story. Just wait until the national media figures out Kiese was in the middle of all this. This has the makings of a world class S-show. I wonder if Tate's offered to make him head of IHL yet.

Also, compare a college newspaper from the early nineties with the Clarion Ledger today. It's pretty depressing.

Cowering Antar said...

Lumumba's bunker mentality on full display. An example of what happens when you elect a gum-flapping no-experience greenhorn to run your city.

Anonymous said...

When I was a KA at Millsaps we were so racist we only had one black member. It was so traumatic for him he became an Episcopal priest.

Anonymous said...

If Kingfisher was a real journalist he would have uncovered all of the Blackface in yearbooks by candidates for office in Mississippi. He can probably find his own picture.

Johnny Weir said...

"This is how crazy the LEFT is getting"

A U.S. professor is deeming the classic 1964 film "Mary Poppins" racist, accusing Julie Andrews of "blacking up" her face with soot while dancing with chimney sweeps.
In a New York Times op-ed called "'Mary Poppins,' and a Nanny’s Shameful Flirting With Blackface," Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner slammed the iconic dance scene where Poppins joins Dick Van Dyke's Bert on a rooftop for the song "Step In Time."
"When the magical nanny … accompanies her young charges, Michael and Jane Banks, up their chimney, her face gets covered in soot, but instead of wiping it off, she gamely powders her nose and cheeks even blacker," Pollack-Pelzner wrote.

I'm glad I live in the South!

Glad the flag bill died in committee!

Anonymous said...

What crime reporting system is being used in other cities and towns in Mississippi?

I find it odd that friends in Madison and Rankin county towns are telling me about property being stolen in their neighborhoods and from their homes and cars but somehow, it's never shows up in the official reports.

Perhaps our legislature should require a common mandatory reporting system.

Anonymous said...

The FBI has required UCR reports for many years - no need for more government bureaucracy. Just need the city to do its job. Kind of like street maintenance, water/sewer maintenance,....

Anonymous said...

The FBI does not have the authority to order or require a damned thing, 8:47.

I'm all for transparency and reporting, but let's not post bullshit like you just did.

Anonymous said...

guess what, genius @5:33 - I worked for the sheriff's dept for 20 years and you're wrong. Maybe it was the Dept of Justice, but the reports got sent to the FBI - I should know, I did it.

Anonymous said...

It’s not required. Law enforcement agencies can choose whether to send those numbers to the FBI. If you’d like to see how many don’t report, go to the UCR section on You’d be surprised.

Anonymous said...

The UCR format is woefully outdated (it began in 1929) - it doesn't accurately account for nuances in state and local laws, it doesn't record crime with a transnational nexus, and it does not capture granular enough data needed to accurately assess a community's true criminal "landscape." NIBRS is way more accurate, but it takes real commitment from contributing state and local agencies to be useful.

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