Domestic violence plagues high-crime apartments in Memphis

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Domestic violence is the number one cause of crime reports at the Memphis apartments that report the most crime.

WMC Action News 5 investigators requested more information after police released a list of the top 19 apartment complexes in Memphis, as ranked by the most reports of crime.

The details show domestic violence is one of, if not the, top reason for crime reports at the top three offending apartments.

From February 6 to May 7 in 2017 (90 days), New Horizon Apartments, Hillview Village Apartments, and Peppertree Apartments saw a total of 297 crime reports.

Of those reported crimes, more than 26 percent of them were for domestic violence. That's 80 calls at three apartment complexes in just 90 days.

Morisha Haywood lives at New Horizon Apartments, and she's a previous victim of domestic violence. She said she thinks a lot of domestic violence comes from bad decision making.

"I think most of it comes from young women who think they're in love, but they're really in lust," Haywood said. "So they allow these men to come in here and verbally abuse them and physically abuse them."

FIND HELP: Here's a list of resources designed to help domestic violence victims.

Below are the crime breakdowns at the three aforementioned apartment complexes:

Below is the Top 19 apartment for crime and the companies that own them:

Apartment Complex

Number of incidents

Owning Company
New Horizon Apartments 141 Capital Equities LLC
Hill View Apartments 71 UNKNOWN
Peppertree Apartments 69 Tesco Properties
Eden At Watersedge 62 New Life Multi-Family Management LLC
Autumnwood 55 Lennox Living
Chickasaw Place 51 Alco Management
University Cabana 51 UNKNOWN
Woodlake 50 UNKNOWN
Greenbrook 48 Carroll Management Group
Villages at Harrison Creek 47 AMG Realty Group
Shadowbrook Townhomes 44 Property Asset Management
Greenbriar 43 Alco Management
Bella Vista 39 UNKNOWN
Country Squire 38 CLK Multifamily Management
Goodwill Village 38 Ledic Management Group LLC
Bent Tree 37 MMI Multifamily
Frisco Courts 37 Frisco Courts LP
Mateo Square 37 UNKNOWN
Millcreek Apartments 37 Ledic Realty Company LLC

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