Statistics show Cedar Heights area continues to be crime hot-spot

The high numbers are causing police to be in the area constantly, and the numbers do not lie.

Homicide Involving Brother And Sister

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department released information putting the crime in numbers in North Jonesboro.

Region 8 News requested how many times police have responded to that area since the beginning of 2019, and the numbers do not lie.

Murder, felonies, domestic batteries, and crimes with guns, have happened on Cedar Heights Drive, Melrose and State Street at a higher rate that other place in Jonesboro.

Here’s the breakdown:

Felonies:

  • Cedar Heights Drive: 29
    • Active: 11
    • Inactive: 7
    • Closed: 9
    • Unfounded: 1
    • Awaiting information: 1
  • Melrose Street: 14
    • Active: 6
    • Inactive: 3
    • Closed: 3
    • Unfounded: 1
    • Awaiting information: 1
  • State Street: 11
    • Active: 6
    • Inactive: 2
    • Closed: 0
    • Unfounded: 1
    • Awaiting information: 2

When it comes to calls for service, Jonesboro Police responded to Ceder Heights neighborhood 176 times between Jan. 1, 2019 and Aug. 19, 2019.

  • Cedar Heights Drive:
    • 1st degree battery: 2
    • Aggravated assault: 1
    • Aggravated assault on family or household member: 4
    • 2nd degree assault: 1
    • 3rd degree battery: 2
    • 3rd degree domestic battery: 5
    • Rape: 2
    • 1st degree terroristic threatening: 1
  • Melrose Street:
    • Aggravated assault: 2
    • Aggravated assault on family or household member: 1
    • 2nd degree assault: 2
    • 3rd degree battery: 2
    • 3rd degree domestic battery: 2
    • 1st degree terrorist threatening: 1
    • Homicide: 1
  • State Street:
    • Aggravated assault: 1
    • Assault on family or household member: 3
    • 3rd degree battery: 1
    • 3rd degree domestic battery: 2
    • 2nd degree terrorist threatening: 1
    • 4th degree sexual assault: 1

In July, a double homicide on Melrose Street left a brother and sister dead, with 30-year-old Rhatez Furlow was charged with the murder.

The time of the crimes were also taken into consideration, with no frequent time sticking out.

The numbers show, it’s simply around the clock.

Jonesboro Police have stepped up patrols in the area.

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