Saturday, September 17, 2016

The Latest Crime Stats

The Jackson crime stats for the week ending September 4, 2016 are posted below.  The number of major crimes fell 17% on a year to date basis from 2015.  Property crimes dropped 18% while violent crimes fell 14%. 

Major crimes fell 25% in Precinct 4 compared to the same time a year ago.  The precinct saw property crimes fall by 30% as it enjoyed a major reduction in some property crimes:

Auto Burglary: -40% (539 incidents a year ago, 321 incidents YTD)
Auto Theft: -40% (230 incidents a year ago, 137 YTD)
House Burglary: -29% (245 incidents a year ago, 174 YTD)

However, grand larceny increased 30% and business burglaries increased 11%.  Violent crimes are a mixed bag but still fell 10% compared to the crime reports from a year ago.  Aggravated assaults (-12%), armed robberies (-7%), and rapes (-58%) all fell compared to a year ago.   Unfortunately carjackings increased 15% as there are four more incidents than last year.  There are two more homicides than  a year ago although the overall number of homicides in Jackson are lower than last year. 


Anonymous said...

Nobody wants to comment on positive data.

Anonymous said...

4:03 Or - there's nothing left worth stealing.

Anonymous said...

It is all positive when no one lives there stats have no where to go but up. Still not going to Jackghanistan without a flak jacket and packing heat

Anonymous said...

...yes we do...

Anonymous said...

These stats are not truthful and you know it. Things have gotten worse.

Anonymous said...

Even if the stats are correct the fact that crimes remain so high is deplorable. If there is just one house burglary or one carjacking it it one too many. I know these problems can't be blamed totally on the police, but honestly, they need to get back to some good old fashioned beat patrols and watch what is happening and stay out of the restaurants so much of the time.

Anonymous said...

I don't see how anyone polices in Jackson making 14.92 for 9 years and no career advancement. You get what you pay for.

Anonymous said...

The crime stat books are cooked. Crimes continue to be underreported and misclassified. Shame on Yarber, Vance and RSS!

Anonymous said...

Why would people think crime is down in Jackson when even the people who gave you the crime stats are crooked?

Anonymous said...

"Shame on Yarber, Vance and RSS!"

And for those who knowingly publish stats that are known to be inaccurate.

Anonymous said...

They "cooked the books" and removed the crime stats at City Hall and at the State level.

Anonymous said...

It's fine to cook the books and fork around with data and stats; however, the real collusion comes when media outlets like this blog publish that bull shit under the suggestion of the data being accurate.

Anonymous said...

Love how everyone wants to condemn both City and JJ claiming that the stats are bogus and JJ is at fault for posting what has been published by a government organization as fact.

I don't know whether the stats are accurate or not. Granted, I don't trust a damn thing the city tells us - anybody that can't even read water meters and send out regular bills (not even talking about collecting them) I don't trust their ability to do anything else.

BUT, I don't know that these stats have been bogused up or if it was just a one time anomoly. And I don't really care, but just as I don't trust the City, I don't trust all the anonymous posters here that don't have a damn thing to back up their claim.

Anonymous said...

Those of you who assume the stats are " cooked" or bogus ( that's a noun and never a verb) may need medical evaluation.

The assumption of conspiracies or that everyone in a group is untrustworthy simply because a few have been, can be a sign not only of mental illness but also the early onset of Alzheimer's or senile dementia or a brain tumor.

Despite all the sensational news 24/7 which blow events out of proportion and propaganda machines at work , most people still don't wake up everyday plotting against you or others. Humans do make mistakes , sometimes bad mistakes, but seldom are mistakes indicators of a conspiracy or nefarious intent. They are just mistakes.

Organizations are never going to be perfect or running smoothly because they are run by humans who err.

Those of us actually living in Jackson are well aware that there is an increase in police presence every where we go. And, those of us who attend neighborhood association meetings are impressed with the outreach and efforts being made by JPD.

Once upon a time, part of being a Patriotic American was to presume innocence in the absence of concrete evidence or testimony under oath because we understood the historical dangers of failing to do that.

Anonymous said...

How can one hope for credibility when suggesting that 'bogused up' can never be a verb? Are you familiar with the term 'fucked up'?

Anonymous said...

Again I wonder why so many Madisonites seem to take sincere joy in the issues facing the City of Jackson. If there is "nothing left worth stealing," where do you think the criminals will come next?

Michael Guest is great, and I wish he was the DA in Hinds County, but the Rankin/Madison jails cannot hold all of the Jackson criminals.

Wake up people, we're all in this together.

Anonymous said...

9:19, you are very wrong. At one time we were all in it together. The city of Jackson let it be known we were not welcomed. They do want us to give money to them. They do not want any questions asked how that money will be used.

Anonymous said...

Across from Chastain School and just 1/2 block from Batte Furniture is Hallmark Garden Apartments three people shot this morning !!!! It keeps getting closer and closer to Eastover and in the next five years it will be on Highland Colony Parkway---JUST GIVE IT TIME. Perfect example is: first there was the Jackson Mall then there was the Metro Mall then there was Northpark Mall and now there is the RENAISSANCE---can you not see the writing on the wall---the cancer is growing.

Anonymous said...

... but the Rankin/Madison jails cannot hold all of the Jackson criminals.

At the rate Guest dispatches Jacksonians through the Madison/Rankin criminal justice system that will never be a problem.

Anonymous said...

To 10:41

You are kidding, RIGHT????? Guest is great but so was Hinds County's DA at one time. That was many years ago but I remember that as a teen I could go anywhere in Jackson including West Capitol, anywhere on Hwy 80 and anywhere on Rose and Lynch Streets---TRY THAT NOW AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS !!!!!! Get your head out of your ass before it's to late. The ONLY solution is for our Governor to call out the National Guard and seize control of Jackson---I don't see that he has any choice. SOMEONE HAS TO BE IN CONTROL !!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"Michael Guest is great, and I wish he was the DA in Hinds County, but the Rankin/Madison jails cannot hold all of the Jackson criminals."

There's a major difference. Up here in Madison County we have another form of justice that's lacking in Jacktown. And that's why so many of us headed to Academy and Bass Pro on the 2nd amendment tax free holiday. There IS an alternative to jail.

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