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Lexington, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2007 there were 3,635 total crimes reported in Lexington, Tennessee (454 of them violent). Of the 606 crimes that take place per year in Lexington, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lexington, Tennessee every 14 hours. This includes 2 murders, 25 rapes, and at least two thousand thefts (including 210 car thefts).

Total Crime in Lexington, Tennessee (2001, 2003-2007)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2002 or 2008, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Lexington, Tennessee for 6 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Lexington has been reduced by 3%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 12%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over these years in Lexington.

Crime Trends in Lexington, Tennessee (2001, 2003-2007)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Lexington, Tennessee (2001, 2003-2007)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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