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Rhea County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 4,726 total crimes reported in Rhea County, Tennessee (427 of them violent). Of the 591 crimes that take place per year in Rhea County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Rhea County, Tennessee every 14 hours. This includes 5 murders, 31 rapes, and just about four thousand thefts (including 213 car thefts).

Total Crime in Rhea 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 Rhea County, Tennessee for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Rhea County has risen by 29%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 6%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 8 years in Rhea County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about nine hundred for Rhea County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Rhea 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 Rhea 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

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