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Overton County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,464 total crimes reported in Overton County, Tennessee (261 of them violent). Of the 308 crimes that transpire each year in Overton County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Overton County, Tennessee 308 times a year. This includes 4 murders, 9 rapes, and over one thousand thefts (including 120 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Overton 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Overton County, Tennessee for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Overton County has climbed by 81 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 74 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Overton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to six hundred for Overton County, Tennessee in 2009.

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

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 Overton County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

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

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