The number of homicides reported in Pine Bluff last year was down compared to the number in 2021 and on Thursday, Police Chie Denise Richardson was asked about that when she appeared on the Oldies 1013 morning show.

Morning show host Greg Horne said it appeared that there were more suspects arrested in the 2021 murders than in previous years and Richardson confirmed that.

She said some of the money that was paid was rewards for suspects who were arrested while some were simple for information on cases. She said the reward money is set aside each year and if it is not all spent, is rolled over to the next year.

Horne said a problem nationwide and in Pine Bluff is that people don’t want to talk because they are scared of the people who commit the crimes.

Horne then asked what kind of information people have to give to receive rewards and Richardson answered this way.