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Clay County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 726 total crimes reported in Clay County, Tennessee (92 of them violent). Of the 91 crimes that transpire each year in Clay County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Clay County, Tennessee 91 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 1 rape, and close to four hundred thefts (including 37 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Clay 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Clay County, Tennessee for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Clay County has climbed by 70 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 78 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Clay County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over one hundred for Clay County, Tennessee in 2009.

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

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 counties like Clay County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

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

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