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DeKalb County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 4,350 total crimes reported in DeKalb County, Tennessee (455 of them violent). Of the 544 crimes that occur a year in DeKalb County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in DeKalb County, Tennessee every 16 hours. This includes 6 murders, 23 rapes, and nearly three thousand thefts (including 320 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Dekalb 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

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in DeKalb County, Tennessee for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in DeKalb County increased by 67 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 87 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in DeKalb County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly nine hundred for DeKalb County, Tennessee in 2009.

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

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 Dekalb County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

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

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