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Decatur County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,747 total crimes reported in Decatur County, Tennessee (193 of them violent). Of the 218 crimes that happen every year in Decatur County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Decatur County, Tennessee 218 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 14 rapes, and greater than one thousand thefts (including 153 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Decatur 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

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Decatur County, Tennessee for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Decatur County has grown by 75%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 80%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Decatur County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than three hundred for Decatur County, Tennessee in 2009.

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

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 counties like Decatur County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

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

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

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