Reported Annual Crime In Columbia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,386n/a (estimate)3,8073,5482,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a5.56.24.9
Rape21n/a57.740.538.6
Robbery43n/a118.1113.2101.9
Assault149n/a409.3452.2237.8
Violent crime215n/a (estimate)591612373
Burglary225n/a618.0655.2491.4
Theft894n/a2,455.72,086.01,775.4
Vehicle theft52n/a142.8195.0220.2
Property crime1,171n/a (estimate)3,2172,9362,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Columbia, TN for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Columbia, TN is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Columbia, TN crime rates are 7% higher than in comparison to the Tennessee mean and are 33% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Columbia, TN has a rate that is 4% lower than the Tennessee average; compared to the United States, it is 59% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Columbia, TN is 10% higher than its state's mean, and 29% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbia is 33% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.43 daily crimes that occur in Columbia.
  • Columbia is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbia has decreased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Columbia, TN is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Tennessee and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Columbia, TN are 1.07 times more than the Tennessee average and 1.33 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Columbia, TN are 1.04 times less than than Tennessee and 1.59 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Columbia, TN are 1.10 times more than than Tennessee and 1.29 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Columbia (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Columbia, TN compared to other areas of Tennessee, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Columbia, TN safer than 29% when compared to other Tennessee cities, and 16% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Tennessee, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Columbia, TN. At this time, Columbia, TN sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 170
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 27
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Columbia, TN? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Columbia, TN, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 170. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 32 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Columbia, TN is 1 in 27.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Columbia, TN is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Columbia, TN has decreased by 5%, the amount of property crime in Columbia, TN has decreased by 6%, and the total amount of crime in Columbia, TN has decreased by 6% year to year.

Columbia police department

ItemColumbiaTennesseeNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9611,551556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.63.3
There are a total of 96 Columbia police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.7% less than the Tennessee average and 16.5% 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
Thompson's Station, TN2,55296461557
Spring Hill, TN31,4671401,0661,206
Mount Pleasant, TN4,6047801,6652,445
Summertown, TN6477073,3944,101
Lewisburg, TN11,2521,8892,5364,425
Columbia, TN35,2075913,2173,807

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
University City, MO35,2266023,8314,433
San Juan, TX35,1835422,8213,363
Cottage Grove, MN35,169331,8401,874
Merrillville, IN35,2621353,3313,466
Schertz, TX35,0931731,6101,783
Columbia, TN35,2075913,2173,807
Source: The Columbia, 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.