What can the state of Tennessee do to help fight crime in Memphis?

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A new report from the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission shows a dramatic increase in the homicide rate.

Murders in Shelby County are up 69 percent from this time last year.

Major violent crime in general is up 19 percent countywide.

So what can the state do to help fight crime in Memphis?

Commissioner Bill Gibbons is with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security.