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Murfreesboro, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 42,171 total crimes reported in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (5,391 of them violent). Of the 4,217 crimes that take place per year in Murfreesboro, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Murfreesboro, Tennessee every 2 hours. This includes 22 murders, 280 rapes, and at least thirty thousand thefts (including 2,363 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Murfreesboro has risen by 30%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 35%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Murfreesboro. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least five thousand for Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (1999-2008)

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 cities like Murfreesboro, Tennessee (1999-2008)

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

Murfreesboro, 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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