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Bedford County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Bedford County, Tennessee. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Bedford County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Bedford County, Tennessee, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 9,255 total crimes reported in Bedford County, Tennessee (1,291 of them violent). Of the 926 crimes that occur a year in Bedford County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bedford County, Tennessee every 9 hours. This includes 14 murders, 78 rapes, and nearly six thousand thefts (including 641 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Bedford County, Tennessee for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Bedford County increased by 35 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 27 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Bedford County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than one thousand for Bedford County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Bedford County, Tennessee (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Bedford County, Tennessee (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Bedford County, Tennessee law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Bedford County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.