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Clarksville, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 53,274 total crimes reported in Clarksville, Tennessee (7,476 of them violent). Of the 5,327 crimes that occur a year in Clarksville, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Clarksville, Tennessee 15 times a day. This includes 55 murders, 546 rapes, and more than thirty-five thousand thefts (including 2,533 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Clarksville, Tennessee for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Clarksville increased by 35 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 47 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Clarksville. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than six thousand for Clarksville, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Clarksville, 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 cities like Clarksville, 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

Clarksville, 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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