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Risk of Crime in Memphis

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Crime in Memphis Tennessee

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Memphis, Tennessee, has a rich tapestry of history, with its roots deep in the cotton trade and the blues music scene. Crime in Memphis has been a concern, with fluctuating rates affecting various areas of the city. Despite this, efforts towards revitalization and community engagement have been underway to enhance safety and reduce crime. Memphis is renowned for being the home of Graceland, the abode of Elvis Presley, which has solidified its reputation as a must-visit for music lovers. 

In recent years, the city has seen a mix of peaceful protests and social movements aimed at addressing systemic issues, offering a picture of its active civic engagement and the resilience of its communities. Being located along the Mississippi River has also contributed to its strategic importance, which historically included the shipping and cargo industry, now imparting a unique character to the city.

The "Bluff City," as Memphis is also called due to its location atop the Mississippi River's bluffs, is known for its contribution to the civil rights movement and the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, the city combines its historical past with a vibrant present, working to address contemporary concerns, including crime in Memphis, while promoting its cultural heritage.

Local Security Tips

  • Graceland: Keep personal belongings close and be mindful of pickpockets, especially in crowded areas.
  • Beale Street: Stay in well-lit areas at night and prefer visiting bars and clubs as a group.
  • Sun Studio: Park in designated areas and secure your vehicle to prevent auto theft.
  • National Civil Rights Museum: Attend with a companion and stay aware of your surroundings, especially during events or rallies.

Local Regulations

Firearm Policy

In Memphis, carrying a firearm openly or concealed requires a permit, and there are restrictions for carrying them in certain public places, like schools and government buildings.

Public Drinking Policy

Public drinking is prohibited unless in designated entertainment districts like Beale Street, where open containers are allowed within the district.

Emergency Contact Lists

Department for Non-Emergency Services

  • Memphis Police Department - Non-Emergency: (901) 545-COPS (2677)

Leading Hospitals

  • Methodist Hospitals of Memphis: (901) 516-7000
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis: (901) 226-5000
  • Regional One Health: (901) 545-7100
  • Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis: (901) 765-1000
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