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Sumner County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 36,976 total crimes reported in Sumner County, Tennessee (4,977 of them violent). Of the 3,698 crimes that happen every year in Sumner County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sumner County, Tennessee every 2 hours. This includes 21 murders, 393 rapes, and greater than twenty-six thousand thefts (including 2,029 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Sumner County, Tennessee for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Sumner County has grown by 21%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 46%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Sumner County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than four thousand for Sumner County, Tennessee in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Sumner County, Tennessee (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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