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Hamilton County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 196,255 total crimes reported in Hamilton County, Tennessee (26,495 of them violent). Of the 19,626 crimes that occur a year in Hamilton County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hamilton County, Tennessee every 26 minutes. This includes 214 murders, 1,322 rapes, and nearly one hundred and thirty-five thousand thefts (including 16,935 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hamilton County, Tennessee for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hamilton County increased by 11 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 16 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Hamilton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly twenty thousand for Hamilton County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hamilton 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 Hamilton 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

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