Crime City Trivia: Memphis, Tennessee has one of the highest crime rates in the United States
Crime City Trivia: Memphis, Tennessee has one of the highest crime rates in the United States

Founded in part by former President Andrew Jackson, Memphis, Tennessee, is the third largest city in the Southeastern United States. Crime in Memphis is largely related to gang activity with an estimated 182 gangs and 8,400 gang members known in the county, a much higher concentration than most urban areas across the country.

Aggravated assault made up two-thirds of violent crime in the city at 7,200 reported incidents.

Source: FBI 2013 UCR & Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, Image: Wikimedia

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