JPD announces overall crime drop for Capitol City

March 27, 2013

Economic Development

police-tapeFrom the City of Jackson:

Preliminary information released by the Jackson Police Department detailed that overall crime in Jackson has decreased 16.2% year-to-date. Total property crime has dropped by 17.6% and violent crime has decreased 9% year-to-date as compared to this same time last year.

In property crime, the most significant decreases were seen in grand larceny which has dropped some 48.1% and business burglaries which have decreased by 47.3%. Other decreases include: auto burglaries which have decreased by 7.5%, and auto thefts which have decreased by 19.2%. Violent crime categories showing significant decreases included homicides with a 28.6% decrease, aggravated assault with a 15.6% decrease and armed robbery with a 6.5% decrease over this time last year.

 

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