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Sullivan County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 55,827 total crimes reported in Sullivan County, Tennessee (6,770 of them violent). Of the 5,583 crimes that occur a year in Sullivan County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sullivan County, Tennessee 16 times a day. This includes 44 murders, 516 rapes, and more than thirty-nine thousand thefts (including 3,057 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Sullivan County, Tennessee for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Sullivan County increased by 48 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 31 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 10 years in Sullivan County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than eight thousand for Sullivan County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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

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