2,866 claims have been paid in Shelby County over a five year period.
$19 million paid to Shelby County crime victims from Tennessee compensation fund – WATN – Local 24
2,866 claims have been paid in Shelby County over a five year period. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — $19 million: that's how much money Shelby County crime victims and their families have received from the state over the past five years from the state's victim's compensation fund. The money is meant to help victims with medical bills, lost wages, or even the cost of a burial. Advocates believe with crime reaching records highs, $19 million is just a fraction of the cost of crime in our area. RELATED: Woman wanted in deadly hit & run crash in Frayser RELATED: Robbery suspect shot