Friday, October 18, 2019

And the Crime Stats Suddenly Appear

Well, somebody reads this website at Jackson City Hall.  JJ reported yesterday that the city had not updated the crime reports on its website since February.   JJ submitted a public records request over a month ago for the most recent UCR report and received the report for.... July.  The post got someone's attention because guess what appeared on the website just a few hours later?

Thank you, very much.  Much appreciated.  However, the UCR reports don't give the YTD and "year over year" comparisons that Comstat provided thus it is still very difficult to determine whether crime is improving. The August crime stats are posted below.

WLBT took notice and reported the updated crime stats last night.  However. the story included this unintentionally humorous passage:

 The Jackson Police Department posted its first updated crime statistics since February, a move that came after questions from 3 On Your Side to members of the JPD command staff over the department’s eight-month delay in providing them to the public....
When reached for comment Thursday about the UCR reports that at that point had not been released, Davis deferred to Assistant Chief Ricky Robinson because he was out of town.
Robinson told 3 On Your Side Thursday afternoon that they were working on getting the documents on the city’s website.

Less than an hour later, those statistics were made available to the public. Article

 Just a coincidence.


Anonymous said...

214 assaults in one month. For a city of 165k. That's not good

Anonymous said...

Based upon the report, it appears JPD cannot spell the word "Criminal" correctly, so it comes as no surprise that "ciminal" homicide is on the rise.

Anonymous said...

Shocker! Crime happens in poor areas.

JWB said...

The monthly crime stats give me zero confidence in the numbers released. Take the August 2019 report and compare the "Last Month" numbers on it to the ones reported for the "This Month" on the July 2019 report and look and the inaccuracies. More discrepancies than matches.

Anonymous said...

2021 is fast approaching, the man is a horrible Mayor but he is far from stupid.

Cynical Sam said...

I am sure it is just a coincidence that the report was just released. Remember, they are products of the JPS and it takes a lot of fingers and toes to add up those numbers.

Justice for Crime Stats said...

Good to know real journalists still exist. Thank you WLBT for calling out our city and forcing them to report the truth.

Anonymous said...

Those steps are not ADA compliant. How are all those Wal-Mart-Scooter-Riders pose to get to work?

Anonymous said...

'Based upon the report, it appears JPD cannot spell the word "Criminal" correctly, so it comes as no surprise that "ciminal" homicide is on the rise.'

They meant SEMINAL, which is the root of most gunfire.

Anonymous said...

"Shocker! Crime happens in poor areas."

What do you mean by that? Make yourself clear! Are you suggestion people with lower incomes have no moral compass and don't know right from wrong?

Ophelia said...

Oh, 4:25, you ninny, nobody is suggesting that poor people have no “moral compass,” or that they inherently cannot distinguish right from wrong. If I may answer for 10:33, it is indisputable that more crime happens in poor areas because they just don’t seem to believe there’s much to lose by squeezing off a few rounds at some bro who pisses them off. They are uneducated, so have little ability to assess a situation and weigh consequences, the way someone with more money, background, and education might. That’s why we get all excited when an upper-middle-class person commits a crime: it’s pretty rare, therefore more newsworthy. For every Sheldon Alston in custody, there are about ninety dozen or so Ke’Terious or Quontavions being rounded up (then promptly let loose, but that is another topic for another day).

Anonymous said...

4:25 pm Please look at FBI crime data...or any research on causes of crime.

Crime is almost non-existent in affluent areas. One factor of many is that homes in poverty stricken areas are less secure.

For everyone who loves to jump on Jackson's crime stats: If you really want to solve a problem, the first thing to do is to understand the problem. The FBI provides research and provide information about what solutions have had some success. There is a long history of crime from which to gather information, but if you don't bother to learn, you will remain ignorant.

Suscribe to latest on JJ.

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya

Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel


Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS