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Perry County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 1,010 total crimes reported in Perry County, Tennessee (104 of them violent). Of the 202 crimes that take place per year in Perry County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Perry County, Tennessee 202 times a year. This includes 3 murders, 4 rapes, and just about six hundred thefts (including 97 car thefts).

Total Crime in Perry County, Tennessee (2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2004, 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 Perry County, Tennessee for 5 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Perry County has been reduced by 9%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 14%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 5 years in Perry County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Perry County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Perry County, Tennessee (2003, 2005-2008)

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 Perry County, Tennessee (2003, 2005-2008)

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

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