Good news for residents of Horn Lake, MS – Overall crime was down in 2010 compared to the previous year. According to the numbers reported in a recent Desoto Times-Tribune article, the total number of arrests and reports in Horn Lake were both down in 2010, with several categories pertaining to stealing and assault posting double-digit decline rates. “In a down economy you would expect all of the categories to go up but that’s not the case,” said Horn Lake Police Chief Darryl Whaley. “I attribute a lot of it to good police work and I say that because I think our employees do a good job.”
The Horn Lake police department concentrated on several high concentration areas for theft, and it has apparently worked. Burglaries fell by 14 percent from 143 cases in 2009 to 123 in 2010, and grand larcenies fell by 17 percent from 226 cases in 2009 to 188 in 2010. Chief Whaley also contributes part of the decrease to improved involvement by citizens and extra police patrols. Overall, the Horn Lake police made 1,861 arrests in 2010, down from 1,986 arrests in 2009. Fewer reports were also filed in 2010, down from 3,937 in 2009 to 3,248 in 2010.
We are very encouraged by the reduction in crime during these challenging economic times, and would like to thank the Horn Lake MS police department for their efforts in protecting and serving our community. Unfortunately, there are still many cases where good people get caught in very difficult situations that result in being arrested for serious mistakes or very poor judgment. If you or someone you know needs help, it is important for you to contact a qualified and experienced Mississippi Criminal Defense attorney.