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Blount County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Blount County, Tennessee. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Blount County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Blount County, Tennessee, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 24,215 total crimes reported in Blount County, Tennessee (3,036 of them violent). Of the 2,422 crimes that take place per year in Blount County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Blount County, Tennessee every 3 hours. This includes 21 murders, 329 rapes, and just about sixteen thousand thefts (including 1,642 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Blount County, Tennessee for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Blount County has risen by 76%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 85%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Blount County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least four thousand for Blount County, Tennessee in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Blount County, Tennessee law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Blount 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.