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Davidson County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 459,723 total crimes reported in Davidson County, Tennessee (87,264 of them violent). Of the 45,972 crimes that occur a year in Davidson County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Davidson County, Tennessee every 11 minutes. This includes 724 murders, 3,690 rapes, and nearly three hundred and one thousand thefts (including 41,318 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Davidson County, Tennessee for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Davidson County decreased by 14 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime did not change. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Davidson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to forty thousand for Davidson County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Davidson County, 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 counties like Davidson County, 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

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