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Mayor's monthly data review released
Mayor's monthly data review released
Posted on 08/31/2018
The City of Memphis made strides in key areas this summer, including library programming, increasing employment, and in decreasing violent crime.

This summer visitors spent 600,000 hours at Memphis Libraries, averaging 1.6 hours per visit. They also used 100,000 items in-house and checked out an additional 190,000 items.

Central Library saw the highest amount of visitors, followed by Whitehaven and Bartlett.

Children’s program attendance increased by 17 percent from the summer of 2015, while teen programming increased by 94 percent.

The City also made gains in employment and in decreasing violent crime. 8,048 more Memphians were employed in June 2018 over June 2017. Violent crime is down 6 percent year-to-date through July. 

Performance data is available in real time at These point-in-time reports come from the Office of Performance Management’s monthly report to Mayor Jim Strickland which can be viewed here.
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