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Carter County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 13,164 total crimes reported in Carter County, Tennessee (1,041 of them violent). Of the 1,316 crimes that take place per year in Carter County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Carter County, Tennessee every 6 hours. This includes 7 murders, 56 rapes, and at least nine thousand thefts (including 710 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Carter County, Tennessee for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Carter County has risen by 52%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 66%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Carter County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about two thousand for Carter County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Carter 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 Carter 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

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