Chief Armstrong's term as Chief of Police began on July 10, 2009. The (2) murders on record during 2009 were committed prior to July 1, 2009.

The Annual National Murder Average has been 7.4 based upon FBI/UCR reporting, while Vicksburg's murder average has been 3.66 per year since 1994. From 2010 to 2014, the rate fell to 1.6 per year.