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Cheatham County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 4,730 total crimes reported in Cheatham County, Tennessee (518 of them violent). Of the 591 crimes that happen every year in Cheatham County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cheatham County, Tennessee every 14 hours. This includes 3 murders, 37 rapes, and greater than three thousand thefts (including 441 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Cheatham County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Cheatham County, Tennessee for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Cheatham County has grown by 33%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 11%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Cheatham County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than nine hundred for Cheatham County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cheatham County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Cheatham County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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