Columbia, TN
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Columbia, TN crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Columbia is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 38 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 Columbia is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Columbia is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Tennessee, Columbia has a crime rate that is higher than 80% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Columbia to other communities of similar population, then Columbia crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Columbia 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 Columbia 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 Columbia.

For Columbia, 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 Columbia is one in 171.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Columbia's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes Columbia 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 Columbia is one in 31.

Columbia Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Columbia Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

215

1,171

1,386

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.84

31.82

37.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Columbia 5.84
Tennessee 6.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 171

in Columbia

1 in 163

in Tennessee

Columbia VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 36,800
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 21 43 149
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.57 1.17 4.05

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
Columbia 31.82
Tennessee 29.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Columbia

1 in 34

in Tennessee

Columbia Property CRIMES

Population: 36,800
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 225 894 52
Rate per 1,000 6.11 24.29 1.41

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

Columbia Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Columbia 44
Tennessee 17