Homicides in 2021 up 70% for Mississippi’s capitol city

Published 10:00 am Tuesday, March 30, 2021

With nearly three-dozen homicides so far in 2021, Jackson has seen a 70% increase in killings over last year at this point.

This weekend alone, gunmen killed three people in separate shootings, WLBT-TV reported.

Jackson’s 34 homicides so far mark a deadly start to the year after seeing the deadliest in the city’s recorded history in 2020.

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That year, Jackson had 128 homicides individually confirmed by Jackson police and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department.