Jonesborough, TN
Crime Rates


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Jonesborough, TN crime analytics

The crime rate in Jonesborough is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Jonesborough is 1 in 54. Based on FBI crime data, Jonesborough is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Tennessee, Jonesborough has a crime rate that is higher than 49% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Jonesborough compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Jonesborough with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Jonesborough's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Jonesborough's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Jonesborough is one in 756.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Jonesborough's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Jonesborough 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 Jonesborough is one in 58.

Jonesborough Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 40% of U.S. Cities

Jonesborough Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Jonesborough 1.32
Tennessee 6.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 756

in Jonesborough

1 in 163

in Tennessee
Population: 5,291
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 3 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.19 0.57 0.57
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)

Jonesborough 17.20
Tennessee 29.36
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 58

in Jonesborough

1 in 34

in Tennessee
Jonesborough Property CRIMES
Population: 5,291
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 20 70 1
Rate per 1,000 3.78 13.23 0.19
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

Jonesborough Crimes Per Square Mile

Jonesborough 19
Tennessee 17