Decatur, TN
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Decatur, 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

With a crime rate of 50 per one thousand residents, Decatur 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 20. Within Tennessee, more than 87% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Decatur.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a town's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 1,575, Decatur has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Decatur does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Decatur.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Decatur 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 Decatur.

For Decatur, 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 Decatur is one in 68.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Decatur's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Decatur 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 Decatur is one in 29.

Decatur Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Decatur Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

55

78

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

14.60

34.92

49.52

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Decatur 14.60
Tennessee 6.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 68

in Decatur

1 in 163

in Tennessee

Decatur VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,575
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 4 19
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 2.54 12.06

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
Decatur 34.92
Tennessee 29.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Decatur

1 in 34

in Tennessee

Decatur Property CRIMES

Population: 1,575
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 14 39 2
Rate per 1,000 8.89 24.76 1.27

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

Decatur Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Decatur 26
Tennessee 17