Dayton, TN
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With a crime rate of 42 per one thousand residents, Dayton has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 24. Within Tennessee, more than 81% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Dayton.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Dayton occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Dayton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 410. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Dayton is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Dayton, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Dayton Crime Data

 
Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Dayton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

18

289

307

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.44

39.14

41.58

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Dayton 2.44
Tennessee 6.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 410

in Dayton

1 in 163

in Tennessee
Dayton VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,384
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 18
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.44
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
Dayton 39.14
Tennessee 29.36
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Dayton

1 in 34

in Tennessee
Dayton Property CRIMES
Population: 7,384
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 31 245 13
Rate per 1,000 4.20 33.18 1.76
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

Dayton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Dayton 39
Tennessee 17