Reported Annual Crime In Athens

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,195n/a (estimate)8,7283,5482,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a21.96.24.9
Rape9n/a65.740.538.6
Robbery26n/a189.9113.2101.9
Assault147n/a1,073.6452.2237.8
Violent crime185n/a (estimate)1,351612373
Burglary194n/a1,416.9655.2491.4
Theft747n/a5,455.72,086.01,775.4
Vehicle theft69n/a503.9195.0220.2
Property crime1,010n/a (estimate)7,3772,9362,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Athens, TN. The total number of reported crimes in Athens, TN is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Athens, TN crime rate is 146% higher than the Tennessee average and is 205% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Athens, TN has a violent crime rate that is 121% higher than the Tennessee average and 263% higher than the national average. For property crime, Athens, TN is 151% higher than the Tennessee average and 197% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Athens is 205% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 23.91 daily crimes that occur in Athens.
  • Athens is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Athens has increased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Athens, TN for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Tennessee as well as those across America as a whole. The Athens, TN total amount of daily offenses is 2.46 times more than the Tennessee average and 3.05 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Athens, TN is 2.21 times more than the Tennessee average, and it is 3.63 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Athens, TN has a daily crime figure that is 2.51 times more than the Tennessee average and 2.97 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Athens (higher is better)

How safe is Athens, TN compared to other cities in Tennessee and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Athens, TN is safer than 0% of the cities in Tennessee and 0% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Tennessee and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Athens, TN. Overall, Athens, TN is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 75
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 14
The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 12
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Athens, TN? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Athens, TN you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 12 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Athens, TN.

Year Over Year Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Athens, TN is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Athens, TN has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 17% in Athens, TN, while property crimes in Athens, TN have increased by 6%. Crimes in total for Athens, TN have increased by 8% year over year.

Athens police department

ItemAthensTennesseeNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3311,551556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.63.3
There are a total of 33 Athens police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 32.3% less than the Tennessee average and 25.9% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Tennessee

StateTotal offendersTennessee /100KNational /100K
Tennessee20,539344222
There are a total of 20,539 sex offenders in Tennessee. This yields a total of 344 sex offenders in Tennessee per 100,000 residents which is 55% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Charleston, TN6740592592
Calhoun, TN5302021,4111,613
Etowah, TN3,4981714,1334,304
Riceville, TN6627573,6324,389
Niota, TN8504184,1784,596
Athens, TN13,6031,3517,3778,728

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
McMinnville, TN13,6001,0133,7224,735
Pewaukee, WI13,599124803927
Butler, PA13,6094604,4524,911
Marshall, MN13,6091831,9152,098
Hayden, ID13,5881931,5591,752
Athens, TN13,6031,3517,3778,728
Source: The Athens, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.