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."
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: