Tellico Plains, TN
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The crime rate in Tellico Plains is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 29 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 Tellico Plains is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, Tellico Plains is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Tennessee, Tellico Plains has a crime rate that is higher than 70% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a town'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 942, Tellico Plains has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Tellico Plains 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 Tellico Plains.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Tellico Plains 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 Tellico Plains.

For Tellico Plains, 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 Tellico Plains is one in 188.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Tellico Plains's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Tellico Plains 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 Tellico Plains is one in 43.

Importantly, we found that Tellico Plains 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 Tellico Plains is one in 314.

Tellico Plains Crime Data

 
Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Tellico Plains Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

22

27

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.31

23.35

28.66

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Tellico Plains 5.31
Tennessee 6.12
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 188

in Tellico Plains

1 in 163

in Tennessee
Tellico Plains VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 942
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.31
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
Tellico Plains 23.35
Tennessee 29.36
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Tellico Plains

1 in 34

in Tennessee
Tellico Plains Property CRIMES
Population: 942
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 7 12 3
Rate per 1,000 7.43 12.74 3.18
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

Tellico Plains Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Tellico Plains 14
Tennessee 17

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