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East Ridge, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 13,918 total crimes reported in East Ridge, Tennessee (1,332 of them violent). Of the 1,392 crimes that transpire each year in East Ridge, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in East Ridge, Tennessee every 6 hours. This includes 6 murders, 84 rapes, and close to ten thousand thefts (including 1,010 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in East Ridge, Tennessee for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in East Ridge has climbed by 19 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 50 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in East Ridge. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to two thousand for East Ridge, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in East Ridge, Tennessee (1999-2008)

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 cities like East Ridge, Tennessee (1999-2008)

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

East Ridge, 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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