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Cleveland, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 22,186 total crimes reported in Cleveland, Tennessee (2,816 of them violent). Of the 2,465 crimes that happen every year in Cleveland, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cleveland, Tennessee every 3 hours. This includes 18 murders, 175 rapes, and almost sixteen thousand thefts (including 1,170 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Cleveland, Tennessee (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2005, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Cleveland, Tennessee for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Cleveland has grown by 35%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 57%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 9 years in Cleveland. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than three thousand for Cleveland, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cleveland, Tennessee (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

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 cities like Cleveland, Tennessee (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Cleveland, 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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