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Investigative Services: Personal Crimes

Domestic Violence | 901.636.3741

The Domestic Violence Unit (DV) is responsible for investigating incidents involving domestic violence. The DV Unit works closely with the Citizens Dispute Office and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office regarding Domestic Violence warrants and protective orders. In 2012, the DV Unit reviewed 21,375 cases which included 1,984 aggravated assaults and 12,124 simple assaults.

Felony Response | 901.636.3559

Felony Response handles preliminary investigations of all types of crime classifications. Offenses investigated include: rape, homicide, robbery, burglary, and larceny. In 2012, Felony Response handled 5,285 calls and 2,595 arrests.
Sex Crimes/Juvenile Abuse

This unit is responsible for handling investigations involving any sexual or physically abusive crime. In 2012, the Sex Crimes/Juvenile Abuse Squad reviewed 2,404 total cases which included 422 rapes, 389 occurrences of forcible fondling, and 124 stalking complaints. Sex Crimes reported a clearance rate of 73.8% for rape cases and an overall clearance rate of 39% and a 83% clearance rate for juvenile abuse in 2012.

Homicide | 901.636.3300

The Homicide Bureau is responsible for conducting all investigations related to homicides, suicides, and natural or accidental deaths. Memphis recorded 157 homicides in 2012 compared to 147 in 2011. The Homicide Bureau was able to clear 80% of all homicides in 2012 while the national average is 64.8%. Homicide also made 89 arrests and investigated 2,540 cases.

Missing Persons | 901.636.4479

The Missing Persons Unit handles all cases involving missing persons and runaways. During 2012, Missing Persons investigators handled 3,287 cases. Of those cases, 995 were missing persons and 2,525 were runaways.

Sex Crimes/Juvenile Abuse/ICAC | 901.636.3330

This unit is responsible for handling investigations involving any sexual or physically abusive crime. In 2012, the Sex Crimes/Juvenile Abuse Squad reviewed 2,404 total cases which included 422 rapes, 389 occurrences of forcible fondling, and 124 stalking complaints. Sex Crimes reported a clearance rate of 73.8% for rape cases and an overall clearance rate of 39% and a 83% clearance rate for juvenile abuse in 2012.

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Memphis, TN 38103
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