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Wayne County, Tennessee Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,633 total crimes reported in Wayne County, Tennessee (279 of them violent). Of the 204 crimes that occur a year in Wayne County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wayne County, Tennessee 204 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 6 rapes, and more than eight hundred thefts (including 149 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Wayne County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Wayne County, Tennessee for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Wayne County increased by 43 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 52 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Wayne County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly three hundred for Wayne County, Tennessee in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wayne County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

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 Wayne County, Tennessee (2001-2008)

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

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