Bristol, TN
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The crime rate in Bristol is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 35 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Bristol is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Bristol is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Tennessee, Bristol has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Bristol to other communities of similar population, then Bristol crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Bristol does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bristol does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Bristol.

For Bristol, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Bristol is one in 173.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bristol's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Bristol a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Bristol is one in 34.

Importantly, we found that Bristol has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Bristol is one in 376.

Bristol Crime Data

 
Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Bristol Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

154

783

937

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.78

29.36

35.14

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bristol 5.78
Tennessee 6.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 173

in Bristol

1 in 163

in Tennessee
Bristol VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 26,666
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 11 6 137
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.41 0.23 5.14
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bristol 29.36
Tennessee 29.36
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Bristol

1 in 34

in Tennessee
Bristol Property CRIMES
Population: 26,666
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 125 587 71
Rate per 1,000 4.69 22.01 2.66
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Bristol Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bristol 29
Tennessee 17