Aarons Insurance
Adventures Off Road
Crockett Cinemas
D.E. Hill & SonsDustin's Lawn CareEnvy Tanning & Day SpaFox Sporting GoodsGreens Furniture
Groucho's TiresHollands PharmacyHood Flora Realty J & G Tire Center
Kelly Appliance & Vacuum
Lawrenceburg Florist Lawrenceburg Glass Lynn Electronics
Mckelvey's Flowers
Miss Millie'sMo's Pawn Nature's NuggetsNewton Backhoe ServiceOn Second ThoughtOne Stop Medical Pettus Turnbo Funeral Home Randy's Cycle & ATV Rick's Electrical
Salt GlowSwap and Shop Center True Value HardwareWall-Modrall Insurance

 

AUCTIONS

APPLIANCE REPAIR

Kelly Appliance & Vacuum 931-244-7200

AIR CONDITIONING

D.E. Hill & Son 762-9584

ASSISTED LIVING

AUTO REPAIR


J & G Tire Center 931-762-0078

 

BANKS

CONSIGNMENT

On Second Thought Consignment 931-244-7244

CINEMAS

Crockett Cinemas 931-762-6821

 

CLINICS

One Stop Medical
One Stop Medical 762-9797

Clothing

On Second Thought Consignment 931-244-7244

COMPUTER REPAIR

 

DAY SPA

Envy Tanning & Spa 931-762-3689

ELECTRICAL & PLUMBING

Rick's Electrical & Plumbing 931-242-5325

 

ELECTRONICS

Lynn Electronics 762-0401

EXCAVATING / GRADING

Newton Backhoe Service 931-242-0305

FLORIST

Lawrenceburg Florist 762-3722
McKelvey's Flowers 762-4511

FUNERAL HOMES

Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home 762-3291

FURNITURE

Green's Furniture
Swap & Shop Center

GIFTS

Miss Millie's 931-762-9577

GLASS REPAIR

Lawrenceburg Glass 766-1004

 

HARDWARE


True Value Hardware 762-7516

HEALTH PRODUCTS

Salt Glow 931-279-4780

Nature's Nuggests 762-2895

 

HOBBY

Adventure Off Road 852-5445

INSURANCE

Aarons Insurance 931-629-8065
Baker Agency 762-4550
Wall-Modrall Insurance 762-6528

JEWELRY

Dixon's Fine Jewelry 762-9979

 

LAWN CARE

Dustin's Lawncare
Dustin's Lawn Care 242-4414

MEDICAL

 

NATURAL FOODSNature's Nuggests 762-2895

OUTDOOR

Randy's Cycle & ATV 762-2450

PARTY / SUPPLIES

 

PAWN

Mo's Pawn Shop 762-2529

 

PHARMACY

Holland's Pharmacy 931-762-2220

POOLS/ SUPPLIES

By Pass Pools 931-762-7904

REAL ESTATE


Hood & Hester Realty 244-7555

 

RENTAL

RESTAURANTS

SPORTING GOODS
Fox Sporting Goods 931-766-0313

 

STORAGE

Loretto Storage 931-853-7867

TANNING

Envy Tanning & Spa 931-762-3689

 

TIRES

Groucho's Tires 931-762-1707

TRAVEL

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

An Official Look at Crime in Lawrence County by the Numbers

From Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department

All too often we hear that our community is not safe and that crime is getting worse here. However, we want the general public to know that is not the case. In fact, the opposite is true.

Social media now plays a key role in everyday life and the criminal justice system is no different. With social media, it is now normal to see more coverage of cases and crime in our community, which is good. Our department has done our level best to be transparent and to shine a light on the issues facing our county.

However, with that increased coverage and exposure, there also seems to be a natural tendency to believe such ideas such as "crime is happening more often" or that "cases aren't getting solved" as they should. Again, neither of those statements are accurate.

One of the best ways we can gauge this is through the annual crime reports issued by the Tennesse Bureau of Investigation. As you can see below, we have attached 2 crime reports. One from 2010 (when our new jail first opened) and 2016 (the latest issued report from the TBI).

From these reports, you can glean several points:

1) Reported crime is down in our county. In 2010, there were 2,144 total offenses in our county. In 2016, there were 1,633 total offenses.

2) Along with reported crime being down, naturally, arrests are down as well. In 2010, there were 1,679 total arrests. In 2016, there were 1,336 total arrests. Further, juvenile arrests also decreased by 25 from 2010.

3) Violent crime is also down. In 2010, there were a total of 395 total violence related crimes. These crimes include murder, rape, assault, etc. By 2016, this number had dropped to 309.

4) While overall crime has dropped in our county, maybe, more importantly, cases being cleared (by arrest or prosecution) by our department has actually gone up from 31.76% in 2010 to 34.72%, meaning more of our citizens who have been victimized are getting the justice they deserve.

With all that being said, we feel that social media is a valuable tool for our department and the criminal justice system. Since our department started engaging with the public several years ago, we have received numerous tips that have helped solve cases in our community, and for that we are grateful.

But as demonstrated above, if we aren't careful, social media can also lead to conspiracy theories and beliefs that just aren't true. We hope that instead of just accepting "what you hear" and enabling false stories on social media, that you look at demonstratable facts such as these TBI Crime Reports or simply ask us to clarify an issue.

Our officers already have a stressful enough job doing the jobs they are tasked to do each and every day. We respectfully ask everyone, for their sake, to think twice before you share things on social media that may not be factual. Because when you do, you are in effect questioning their abilities and performance.

Remember, we are stronger as a community when we work together. We ask for your continued cooperation and support.

 

 


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