Crime Trend in Tennessee

There were 40,647 violent crimes, 498 murders, 181,153 property crimes in 2019.

Violent crime in Tennessee

Number of violent crimes

Crime rates (rate per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 40,647 595.2 [51]
2018 42,687 630.4 [51]
2017 43,755 651.5 [52]
2016 42,459 638.5 [52]
2015 40,400 612.1 [53]
2014 39,989 610.7 [53]
2013 37,655 579.7 [54]
2012 41,213 638.5 [54]
2011 38,944 608.2 [55]
2010 38,909 612.0 [55]

Murder and non negligent manslaughter in Tennessee

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Murder Rate Source
2019 498 7.3 [51]
2018 508 7.5 [51]
2017 527 7.8 [52]
2016 495 7.4 [52]
2015 406 6.2 [53]
2014 369 5.6 [53]
2013 328 5.0 [54]
2012 400 6.2 [54]
2011 373 5.8 [55]
2010 359 5.6 [55]

The number of robberies in Tennessee

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Robberies Rate Source
2019 6,150 90.1 [51]
2018 7,222 106.7 [51]
2017 7,862 117.1 [52]
2016 7,829 117.7 [52]
2015 7,474 113.2 [53]
2014 7,268 111.0 [53]
2013 7,307 112.5 [54]
2012 8,151 126.3 [54]
2011 8,081 126.2 [55]
2010 8,361 131.5 [55]

The number of aggravated assaults in Tennessee

Number of aggravated assaults

Aggravated assault rate (per 100,000)

Year Aggravated assaults Rate Source
2019 31,186 456.7 [51]
2018 31,946 471.8 [51]
2017 32,432 482.9 [52]
2016 31,332 471.2 [52]
2015 29,844 452.2 [53]
2014 29,757 454.5 [53]
2013 28,378 436.9 [54]
2012 30,615 474.3 [54]
2011 28,466 444.5 [55]
2010 28,016 440.7 [55]

The number of property crimes in Tennessee

Number of property crimes

Property crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Property crimes Rate Source
2019 181,153 2652.6 [51]
2018 192,897 2848.6 [51]
2017 197,488 2940.6 [52]
2016 191,199 2875.4 [52]
2015 193,796 2936.2 [53]
2014 200,911 3068.4 [53]
2013 206,629 3180.9 [54]
2012 217,925 3376.1 [54]
2011 230,261 3595.9 [55]
2010 232,855 3662.7 [55]

The number of burglaries in Tennessee

Number of burglaries

Burglary rate (per 100,000)

Year Burglary Rate Source
2019 29,869 437.4 [51]
2018 33,538 495.3 [51]
2017 38,716 576.5 [52]
2016 40,607 610.7 [52]
2015 43,247 655.2 [53]
2014 46,798 714.7 [53]
2013 50,999 785.1 [54]
2012 56,231 871.1 [54]
2011 62,749 979.9 [55]
2010 64,293 1011.3 [55]

The number of larceny thefts in Tennessee

Number of larceny thefts

Larceny theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Larceny Rate Source
2019 132,104 1934.4 [51]
2018 138,710 2048.4 [51]
2017 140,248 2088.3 [52]
2016 135,353 2035.6 [52]
2015 137,679 2086.0 [53]
2014 141,464 2160.5 [53]
2013 143,802 2213.7 [54]
2012 148,731 2304.2 [54]
2011 153,476 2396.8 [55]
2010 153,729 2418.1 [55]

The number of motor vehicle thefts in Tennessee

Number of motor vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 19,180 280.9 [51]
2018 20,649 304.9 [51]
2017 18,524 275.8 [52]
2016 15,239 229.2 [52]
2015 12,870 195.0 [53]
2014 12,649 193.2 [53]
2013 11,828 182.1 [54]
2012 12,963 200.8 [54]
2011 14,036 219.2 [55]
2010 14,833 233.3 [55]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

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