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Chattanooga, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 158,895 total crimes reported in Chattanooga, Tennessee (22,186 of them violent). Of the 15,890 crimes that transpire each year in Chattanooga, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Chattanooga, Tennessee every 33 minutes. This includes 190 murders, 1,025 rapes, and close to one hundred and ten thousand thefts (including 14,610 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Chattanooga, Tennessee for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Chattanooga has diminished by 9 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 44 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Chattanooga. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to fourteen thousand for Chattanooga, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Chattanooga, Tennessee (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Chattanooga, Tennessee law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2000, due to changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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