Morristown, TN
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With a crime rate of 60 per one thousand residents, Morristown 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 17. Within Tennessee, more than 92% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Morristown.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city'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 29,458, Morristown has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Morristown 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 Morristown.

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

For Morristown, 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 Morristown is one in 136.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Morristown is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Morristown, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 19, which is a rate of 53 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Morristown has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Morristown is one in 307.

Morristown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Morristown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

217

1,555

1,772

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.37

52.79

60.15

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Morristown 7.37
Tennessee 6.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 136

in Morristown

1 in 163

in Tennessee

Morristown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,458
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 13 15 189
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.44 0.51 6.42

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
Morristown 52.79
Tennessee 29.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Morristown

1 in 34

in Tennessee

Morristown Property CRIMES

Population: 29,458
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 203 1,256 96
Rate per 1,000 6.89 42.64 3.26

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

Morristown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Morristown 63
Tennessee 17