Reported Annual Crime In Chattanooga

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChattanooga/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,087n/a (estimate)6,9083,5482,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChattanooga/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder23n/a13.16.24.9
Rape94n/a53.740.538.6
Robbery324n/a185.2113.2101.9
Assault1,290n/a737.3452.2237.8
Violent crime1,731n/a (estimate)989612373
Burglary1,832n/a1,047.0655.2491.4
Theft7,646n/a4,369.92,086.01,775.4
Vehicle theft878n/a501.8195.0220.2
Property crime10,356n/a (estimate)5,9192,9362,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Chattanooga, TN. These figures on reported criminal activity in Chattanooga, TN, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Chattanooga, TN is 95% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Tennessee, and when compared with the national average, is 142% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Chattanooga, TN has 62% higher than violent crime rate than Tennessee average, while remaining 166% higher than the national average. In property crime, Chattanooga, TN is 102% higher than the average of Tennessee and is 138% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Chattanooga is 142% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 18.93 daily crimes that occur in Chattanooga.
  • Chattanooga is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Chattanooga you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Chattanooga has decreased by 5%.

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Compare Chattanooga, TN Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Chattanooga (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Chattanooga, TN on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Tennessee. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Chattanooga, TN (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Tennessee state wide, are 1.95 times more than the state average and 2.42 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Chattanooga, TN on a daily bases are 1.62 times more than than Tennessee average and 2.66 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Chattanooga, TN are 2.02 times more than the daily state average and 2.38 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Chattanooga (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Chattanooga, TN in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Tennessee as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Chattanooga, TN to other cities in the state and across the country, Chattanooga, TN is 4% safer than other cities of Tennessee and 2% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Tennessee cities and all around the United States, Chattanooga, TN has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Chattanooga, TN crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chattanooga

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chattanooga is 1 in 102
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chattanooga is 1 in 17
The chance of being a victim of crime in Chattanooga is 1 in 15
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Chattanooga, TN? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Chattanooga, TN your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 102. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 17 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Chattanooga, TN is 1 in 15.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Chattanooga, TN is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Chattanooga, TN has increased by 2% and the rate of property crime in Chattanooga, TN has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Chattanooga, TN has decreased by 5% year to year.

Chattanooga police department

ItemChattanoogaTennesseeNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)54911,551556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.63.3
There are a total of 549 Chattanooga police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.5% less than the Tennessee average and 2% 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
Lookout Mountain, GA1,7560378378
Signal Mountain, TN8,4160385385
Lookout Mountain, TN1,87886412498
Walden, TN2,00296461557
Fairmount, TN2,53596461557
Chattanooga, TN171,8639895,9196,908

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Oceanside, CA171,4003982,6073,005
Fort Lauderdale, FL171,1376815,4146,096
Santa Rosa, CA170,7823452,4532,798
Rancho Cucamonga, CA170,1701502,2322,381
Jackson, MS173,6319215,0565,977
Chattanooga, TN171,8639895,9196,908
Source: The Chattanooga, 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.