A community meeting to discuss public safety issues is set Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Service Center.
Hosted by United Citizens of Pine Bluff, the meeting is the second in a series of four, one for each of the city’s four wards, with this one focusing on Ward 1. There was a meeting last week for Ward 3 residents.
The group conducted a survey with 797 people responding to a variety of questions and concerns about the city and public safety.
Results of that survey showed gun violence was the top concern among residents (62.6 percent), followed by homicides (47.8 percent) and gang activity (44.5 percent).
The group reported that there were 183 homicides in Pine Bluff between 2010 and 2020, and a total of 24,142 violent crimes. They also reported 24,142 property related crimes and 604 rapes/sexual assaults.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Meetings for Ward’s 2 and 4 will be held in September.