Knoxville, TN Crime Rates & Statistics

Knoxville crime information

StatisticKnoxville /100KTennessee /100KNational /100K
Violent crime973644387
Property crime6,6773,3712,859
Total crime index7,6504,0153,246
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  • The Knoxville crime index is 90% higher than the Tennessee average and and the Tennessee crime index is 23% higher than the National average.
  • The Knoxville violent crime rate is 51% higher than the Tennessee average and and the Tennessee violent crime rate is 66% higher than the National average.
  • The Knoxville property crime rate is 98% higher than the Tennessee average and and the Tennessee property crime rate is 17% higher than the National average.

Knoxville police department

ItemKnoxvilleTennesseeNational
Total police officers50911,551504,711
Police officers /1000 residents2.83.63.3
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There are a total of 509 Knoxville police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.9% less than the Tennessee average and 14.5% less than the National average.

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  • Knoxville is safer than 2% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Knoxville is less than 3% of the cities in Tennessee.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Knoxville is 1 in 14.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Knoxville is 1 in 103.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Knoxville is 1 in 15.

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Knoxville violent crime breakdown

CrimeKnoxvilleKnoxville /100KTennessee /100KNational /100K
Murder181065
Rape119653227
Robbery528290127113
Assault1,109608480242

Knoxville property crime breakdown

CrimeKnoxvilleKnoxville /100KTennessee /100KNational /100K
Burglary2,8821,581870670
Theft8,3734,5942,3001,959
Vehichle theft914501201230

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.

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Neighborhoods in & around Knoxville, TN

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Downtown Knoxville, Knoxville810.1
Old City, Knoxville790.6
Edgewood, Knoxville731.8
Fourth And Gill, Knoxville721.3
Old North Knoxville, Knoxville701.8
Oakwood, Knoxville692.3
Fort Sanders, Knoxville690.8
Mechanicsville, Knoxville671.3
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Old Sevier, Knoxville661
Belle Morris, Knoxville642.5
South Knoxville, Knoxville631.6
Parkridge, Knoxville632.1
Park City, Knoxville632.6
Mornngside, Knoxville591.5
College Hills, Knoxville591.8
Beaumont, Knoxville571.9
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Cities near Knoxville, TN

CityScoreMiles
Farragut, TN8415.1
Maryville, TN8314.4
Park City, TN812.8
Norris, TN8018.2
Kingston, TN8033.3
Andersonville, TN7917.7
Loudon, TN7928
Wildwood, TN7811.2
CityScoreMiles
Louisville, TN7812
Pittman Center, TN7832.5
Townsend, TN7821.8
Seymour, TN7710.2
Coalfield, TN7728.3
Midtown, TN7636.4
Eagleton Village, TN7611.5
Greenback, TN7625
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