Oak Ridge, TN
Crime Rates



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Oak Ridge, TN crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

The crime rate in Oak Ridge is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 Oak Ridge is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, Oak Ridge is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Tennessee, Oak Ridge has a crime rate that is higher than 76% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Oak Ridge, 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 Oak Ridge is one in 188.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Oak Ridge experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Oak Ridge's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge is one in 38.

Oak Ridge Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Oak Ridge Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

155

775

930

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.33

26.64

31.96

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oak Ridge 5.33
Tennessee 6.52

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 188

in Oak Ridge

1 in 153

in Tennessee

Oak Ridge VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 29,096
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 14 13 125
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.48 0.45 4.30

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oak Ridge 26.64
Tennessee 29.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Oak Ridge

1 in 34

in Tennessee

Oak Ridge Property CRIMES

Population: 29,096
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 144 566 65
Rate per 1,000 4.95 19.45 2.23

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Oak Ridge Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oak Ridge 10
Tennessee 18