Nashville, TN
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With a crime rate of 51 per one thousand residents, Nashville 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 88% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Nashville. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Nashville to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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

For Nashville, 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 Nashville is one in 89.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Nashville is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Nashville, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Nashville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Nashville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

7,369

25,752

33,121

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

11.26

39.34

50.60

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Nashville 11.26
Tennessee 6.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 89

in Nashville

1 in 163

in Tennessee

Nashville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 654,610
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Nashville 39.34
Tennessee 29.36

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Nashville

1 in 34

in Tennessee

Nashville Property CRIMES

Population: 654,610
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Nashville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Nashville 67
Tennessee 17