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Putnam County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 18,608 total crimes reported in Putnam County, Tennessee (1,549 of them violent). Of the 1,861 crimes that occur a year in Putnam County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Putnam County, Tennessee every 4 hours. This includes 16 murders, 139 rapes, and nearly fourteen thousand thefts (including 1,122 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Putnam County, Tennessee for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Putnam County increased by 50 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 52 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Putnam County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly three thousand for Putnam County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Putnam County, Tennessee (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Putnam County, Tennessee (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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