State Report Shows More Tennessee Children Arrested for Gun Crimes – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Internal Tennessee state documents obtained by FOX13 reveal crime statistics in Memphis. Reports show that 1,324 firearms were stolen from vehicles in 2020. In 2021, 2,023 firearms were stolen from vehicles, resulting in a 52.8% increase.

Reports show that 3,865 firearms were seized in 2021. This number increased to 4,791 in 2022, resulting in a 23.9% increase.

Reports reveal that in 2021, 219 minors were arrested for firearms. This number increased to 283 in 2022, resulting in a 29.2% increase.

There would have been 1,923 adults arrested for firearms in 2021. This number increased to 2,111 in 2022, an increase of 9.8%.

Reports indicate that in 2021 there were 7,654 violent crimes. This number fell to 7,480 in 2022, resulting in a 4% decline.

The reports also provided a comparison of killings in Memphis and Nashville in 2020.

There were 292 murders in 2020 and 114 in Nashville. Further research by FOX13 reveals Memphis had a 2020 police budget of $274.5 million compared to the $216.8 million Nashville allocated to its police budget.

FOX13 reached out to the Memphis Police Department for a response to those numbers, but did not receive a response in time for this report.

The Memphis City Council is expected to vote on the juvenile curfew at Tuesday’s meeting.


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