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Roane County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 14,230 total crimes reported in Roane County, Tennessee (1,169 of them violent). Of the 1,581 crimes that take place per year in Roane County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Roane County, Tennessee every 5 hours. This includes 14 murders, 80 rapes, and just about ten thousand thefts (including 922 car thefts).

Total Crime in Roane County, Tennessee (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Roane County, Tennessee for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Roane County has risen by 91%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 90%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 9 years in Roane County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about three thousand for Roane County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Roane County, Tennessee (2000-2008)

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 Roane County, Tennessee (2000-2008)

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

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