Posted on December 1, 2021

2021 Surpasses 2020 Homicide Record, Becomes Deadliest Year in Jackson History

Josh Carter, WLBT, November 29, 2021

The year 2021 is now officially the deadliest year in Jackson’s history, surpassing 2020′s homicide record.

The record was broken Friday evening when a man was shot twice and died on Derrick Street. A 13-year-old was also shot in both legs during the shooting.

This made 129 homicides so far this year with one month left to go. Last year, once the deadliest in Jackson’s history, ended with 128 homicides in the capital city.

Before 2020, the year 1995 had the most homicides in Jackson with 92 followed by 1994 with 91.