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Macon County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,416 total crimes reported in Macon County, Tennessee (365 of them violent). Of the 302 crimes that take place per year in Macon County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Macon County, Tennessee 302 times a year. This includes 3 murders, 18 rapes, and at least one thousand thefts (including 166 car thefts).

Total Crime in Macon 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

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Macon County, Tennessee for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Macon County has been reduced by 114%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 18%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 8 years in Macon County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least three hundred for Macon County, Tennessee in 2009.

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

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 counties like Macon County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

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

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