Dover, TN
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Dover, TN crime analytics

Dover has an overall crime rate of 18 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Dover is 1 in 56. How does Dover fare compared to other communities in Tennessee of all population sizes? Dover's crime rate is lower than approximately 53% of Tennessee communities.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Dover 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 Dover; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 208. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Dover; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Dover Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Dover Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Dover 4.80
Tennessee 6.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 208

in Dover

1 in 163

in Tennessee
Population: 1,457
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 1 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.69 4.12
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)

Dover 13.04
Tennessee 29.36
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 77

in Dover

1 in 34

in Tennessee
Dover Property CRIMES
Population: 1,457
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3 15 1
Rate per 1,000 2.06 10.30 0.69
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

Dover Crimes Per Square Mile

Dover 7
Tennessee 17

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