The original item was published from July 8, 2022 10:14 AM to July 8, 2022 10:17 AM
Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center
National Gun Violence Survivors Week
February 1-7 is recognized as the National Gun Violence Survivors Week to amplify the voices of those who live with the impact gun violence has had on their lives. Shelby County's Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center has partnered with Moms Demand Action to illuminate the Hernando de Soto Bridge.
According to the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission, while the overall crime rate has decreased in 2021, more than 70% of all violent crimes reported involved guns. The CVRCC’s available resources include immediate crisis intervention, trauma counseling, and support navigating emergency financial assistance.
“It is tragic that almost every day someone in our county must deal with the aftermath of gun violence. National Gun Violence Survivors Week affords us the opportunity to have a community conversation, expand our knowledge, and recommit to addressing gun violence," said Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris.