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Knox County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 155,513 total crimes reported in Knox County, Tennessee (20,989 of them violent). Of the 15,551 crimes that transpire each year in Knox County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Knox County, Tennessee every 33 minutes. This includes 244 murders, 1,067 rapes, and close to one hundred and four thousand thefts (including 15,129 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Knox County, Tennessee for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Knox County has climbed by 53 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 45 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Knox County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over twenty-three thousand for Knox County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Knox County, 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 counties like Knox County, 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

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