CRIME SUMMIT 2017: A Continuation of Work
The Crime Summit will be a continuation of the work that the Center initiated in 2002. The Center provides crime prevention education, outreach and awareness, intervention and victim services to residents in Little Rock and Pulaski County.
For more information, call 501-372-3800.
Attendance is free. Please register by October 10th
Crime: Whose Responsibility Is It Anyway?
From 2002 to 2011, the homicide rate for blacks was 6.3 times higher than the rate for whites. (BJS)
In the most recent publication, African-Americans comprised 13% of the national population but 49% of all homicides were African-Americans (93% of whom were killed by other African-Americans). (BJS/ Black Victims of Violent Crime)
Nationally, homicide remains the leading cause of death for black males ages between the ages of 15 to 34. Homicide also remains the second leading cause of death for black females ages 15 to 24. (CDC)
In 2016, there were 63 homicides committed in Pulaski county with 42 of those homicides reported to be in Little Rock. As of 8.25.17, there were 48 homicides reported in Pulaski County (NLR and LR) and 43 of those homicides were reported to be in Little Rock. (ACIC)
According to the National Institute of Justice Research Report, personal crime is estimated to cost $105 billion annually in medical costs, lost earnings, and public program costs related to victim assistance.
Crime is at epidemic proportions. So whose responsibility is it to reverse the trend? Are our schools missing the mark? Are the faith- and community-based organizations backsliding? What about our legal system? Is it all about punishment? Has corporate America turned its back on us? What about you and me?
Time to Reverse the Trend!
The Center for Healing Hearts and Spirits believes it’s time – time to effect a change, time to reverse the trend. To this end, we are hosting the 2017 Crime Summit on October 13 - 16, 2017. The mission of the Summit is to engage a wide array of Arkansans from across the state in results-oriented discussions and workshops designed to respond to crime. Audiences comprised of community residents, neighborhood association leaders, faith-based leaders, youth and youth leaders, educational experts, crime prevention specialists, government officials, law enforcement agencies, individuals who are interested in creating safe and healthy communities will be in attendance.