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Shelby County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 697,599 total crimes reported in Shelby County, Tennessee (116,911 of them violent). Of the 69,760 crimes that transpire each year in Shelby County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Shelby County, Tennessee every 7 minutes. This includes 1,392 murders, 5,066 rapes, and over four hundred and thirteen thousand thefts (including 80,791 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Shelby County, Tennessee for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Shelby County has climbed by 31 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 37 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Shelby County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over eighty-one thousand for Shelby County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Shelby 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 Shelby 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

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