Monday, April 29, 2019

CL Creates Jackson Homicide Map

Jackson has experienced 32 homicides in 2019.  The troubling trend worsened as there were 8 shootings and two homicides this weekend in the Bold New City.  Want to know where they are? Never fear, the Clarion-Ledger is here.  The state newspaper created a homicide map that is posted below. 


Anonymous said...

Didn't know that Jackson had annexed Bolton. Man they sure are desperate for taxes however meager.

Louis LeFleur said...

Interesting. Only one east of I-55, or even State Street for that matter. Really starts clustering in the west central area. Not really surprising, but interesting.

Anonymous said...


The biggest available tax boost available to Jackson right now would be to simply make it safe to shop there. There is no telling how many sales tax dollars Madison and Ridgeland collect from Jackson residents every weekend. It's like a mass migration on Saturday and Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Take off from Map.
Don't go West of I55!

My rap Song.

If you want to survive
Don't go West of I55
Don't go West of I55
And that ain't no jive!

Someone put me in for a grammy!

Anonymous said...

The citizens in Jackson have the government and the city they wanted.

They're in charge, calling the shots and making all of the decision.

It's their problem.

I don't care anymore.

Anonymous said...

WLBT's is better, and it's been up longer.

It also has homicide data dating back to 2016.

Anonymous said...

Lots of attention to the murder rate this year. Hasn't it been high for 30 years? Anybody got a quick link?

Anonymous said...

They ripped you off CJ. Probably your raw data too. All without attribution. That's how Sam R Hall rolls.

Anonymous said...

Not sure anybody ripped off anybody. The city has been keeping a map like this (along with another similar map with major crimes) since back in the Yarber administration. Marshand used to point to it with pride in his office. So l99ks to me like both LBT and CL finally figured out that it would be an item of interest and published it.

Anonymous said...

I just tried to get Lumumba’s email and buddy let me tell can’t get it! Little attorney knows how to keep the heat off him. Too damn many pot holes and murrers. Like one of the previous posters said “ they wanted this city, now they got it”. The problem is, there is no helping it now. Once the minorities take over control it is destroyed.

Anonymous said...

@10:11 you nailed it. once a long-time jackson resident. Now, I will only venture back to eat (packing heat with my CC of course). And the most amazing thing about that is being able go back and enjoy all of the good things without having the headache of actually living there and dealing with that incompetent mess in city gub'ment.

Anonymous said...

mama always said "don't go past the railroad tracks"

Anonymous said...

32 is one of the smaller statistics of crime in Jackson. Would guess there are probably 25-35 'shootings/stabbings' per month... resulting in dozens of 'non-lethal' injuries not covered by the news. (Into the hundreds annually) Would like to see definitive numbers on these.

Sad either way.

Anonymous said...

@11:43 AM, very true. In this case the symbolic RR tracks is County Line Road.

Anonymous said...

Besides Kingfish LeMaster is the only other reporter keeping up the heat on JPD. As for the murder rate, at this pace the rate will exceed the all-time high by the end of 2019.

Anonymous said...

I spoke earlier with a detective in JPD homicide and asked him how busy they are. The stated that business is dead, but people are dying to see him.

Paul Mitchell said...

Every time I see something like this, I get the urge to "Do Something!" to help, but I seriously cannot imagine anything that will help curb this carnage. I always think that we should turn to the churches in the area, but they are mostly infected with the same cancers that caused this epidemic in the first place.

Anonymous said...

10:59, the city's map is laughable. One, the symbols aren't easy to read against the low-resolution road map. Two, like other crime statistics provided in the past, you could only see it whenever a new one was updated. It wasn't cumulative. It didn't show years of data.

And they didn't rip off WLBT entirely. The CL only shows 32 homicides for the year. It's 33. MBI confirmed that the woman found dead in Mound, Louisiana earlier this year (Celeste McDonald) was killed in Jackson.

I'm sure Sam will steal that now. We all know he reads this website.

Anonymous said...

More taxes to prevent homicides in the City of Jackson is the key, just like throwing more money at a failing school system will help.

Anonymous said...

The map reveals much of nothing.

Cynical Sam said...

The solution is to sell bonds for the JPD, because money fixes everything. The JPD could also use the Water Department's super powerful billing software to keep track of (perceived) crime statistics and staffing.

That's the ticket (pun intended).

Anonymous said...

The real solution is to cut all the taxes, fire the police, close all the schools, and give tax breaks to shopping malls. It's working so great for the state, when will Jackson learn to get on this gravy train!!!

Anonymous said...

The murders are only the tip of the iceberg. UMMC patches a lot of em up or the numbers would be much worse. Our taxes at work.

Anonymous said...

Give it a rest 10:16 PM.

Anonymous said...

The only time I go into those areas is when I am looking for some smoke.

Anonymous said...

What is the point of even keeping track? There can be no honest discussion without causing massive butthurt. The only approved comments will be leftist mental gymnastics blaming Ross Barnett for gangs in 2019

Cynical Sam said...

I would only venture into Jacktown if I were looking for a location for filming The Omega Man II.

Unknown said...

There is no a thing the mayor, police chief or anyone else can do about this other than the people themselves. There is a portion of our society, a culture if you will, that has lost all aspects of human decency. They have become animals killing at will. More money, more cops, more of anything you can think of will not curb this. It is a culture out of control.

Anonymous said...

Let's try a little honesty here.
There has been crime ( and more murders) in the same area of Jackson ( where the poverty is) for 40 years. Black on black crime was not news worthy when I first moved here.

It has moved slightly east from West Street once the houses and apartments closer to the I-55 became old and outdated and cheaper to own or rent.

Whether it's Chicago or Jackson, crime is where you find the highest concentration of poverty. And," the poor get children". We've made sure that having more children born into poverty is guaranteed.

Anonymous said...

Black on black crime was not news worthy when I first moved here.

What year was that?

Keen Observer said...

Is it also safe to say the population has decreased in these same areas?

Anonymous said...

There's a bar graph of homicides per capita release dating back to 1976 through 2018. Even in the late 70s Jackson was averaging around 20s/100K which places the total number of homicides in the 30s or 2/3 homicides per month. 1980 ended in the low 40s which is when the city reached it's peak population.

Anonymous said...

8:51 NO, NO, NO! Poverty alone is what your ilk would ask everyone to believe! I'm not saying that poverty isn't a contributing factor, but it's the minority CULTURE that's the real issue here! Where is (ever was) the "bad" white section of town?

Anonymous said...

What good is a map of the swimming pool when the urine in one end eventually circulates to the other?

Anonymous said...

@ 2:33
Poverty is a significant factor more so than a culture unless it's the culture of poverty. Most likely the white ghettos of Jackson used could of been southside areas and/or portions of northwest.

Anonymous said...

7:38 - Can you try that one more time and make sense this time?

Theca Jones of the Roguish Gent Podcast said...


I don't go into Pearl at night because I don't wanna be killed by a meth head. It happens.

Anonymous said...

I don't know why any person (OK, any sane and able-bodied person) lives in Jackson.

If you can move, you should.

Where? Anywhere but there. Probably need to leave the deep south, at least. You can find a new job. New house. New community/friends.

There is nothing there, and the crime, blight etc just gets worse and worse. What are you waiting for?

Anonymous said...

Theca Jones: Please give us an elementary comparison of drug related killings in Jackson as opposed to anywhere in Rankin. We'll wait.

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