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Rutherford County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 65,134 total crimes reported in Rutherford County, Tennessee (8,764 of them violent). Of the 6,513 crimes that transpire each year in Rutherford County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Rutherford County, Tennessee 18 times each day. This includes 41 murders, 542 rapes, and over forty-five thousand thefts (including 4,055 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Rutherford County, Tennessee for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Rutherford County has climbed by 28 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 43 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Rutherford County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over eight thousand for Rutherford County, Tennessee in 2009.

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

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 Rutherford County, Tennessee (1999-2008)

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

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