Reported Annual Crime In Knoxville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKnoxville/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,640n/a (estimate)7,3983,6692,962
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKnoxville/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder12n/a765
Rape135n/a733937
Robbery413n/a224111102
Assault1,052n/a571453233
Violent crime1,612n/a (estimate)874608366
Burglary1,976n/a1,072712543
Theft9,216n/a4,9992,1561,837
Vehicle theft836n/a453192216
Property crime12,028n/a (estimate)6,5243,0612,596
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Knoxville, TN is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Knoxville, TN. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Knoxville, TN averages 102% higher than the rest of Tennessee while the rate of crime on a national scale is 150% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Knoxville, TN is 44% higher than the average rate of crime in Tennessee and 139% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 113% higher than the remainder of the state of Tennessee and 151% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Knoxville, TN area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Knoxville is 150% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 20.27 daily crimes that occur in Knoxville.
  • Knoxville is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Knoxville you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Knoxville has increased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Knoxville (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Knoxville, 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 Knoxville, TN (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Tennessee state wide, are 2.02 times more than the state average and 2.50 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Knoxville, TN on a daily bases are 1.44 times more than than Tennessee average and 2.39 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Knoxville, TN are 2.13 times more than the daily state average and 2.51 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Knoxville (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Knoxville, 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 Knoxville, TN to other cities in the state and across the country, Knoxville, TN is 1% safer than other cities of Tennessee and 1% 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, Knoxville, TN has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Knoxville, TN crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Knoxville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Knoxville is 1 in 115
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Knoxville is 1 in 16
The chance of being a victim of crime in Knoxville is 1 in 14
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Knoxville, TN? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Knoxville, TN, you have a 1 in 115 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 16. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Knoxville, TN is 1 in 14.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Knoxville, 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 Knoxville, TN has increased by 4% and the rate of property crime in Knoxville, TN has increased by 5%. The total crime rate in Knoxville, TN has increased by 4% year to year.

Knoxville police department

ItemKnoxvilleTennesseeNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)50911,551504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.63.3
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.

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
Louisville, TN2,59873485559
Wildwood, TN1,5691459611,106
Farragut, TN20,6881771,1731,350
Mascot, TN2,2211851,2221,407
Blaine, TN2,081541,4011,455
Knoxville, TN179,9738746,5247,398

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Huntsville, AL179,8557824,8835,665
Newport News, VA180,8314293,0343,463
Spring Valley, NV178,6737603,1163,875
Worcester, MA181,4739623,0584,020
Providence, RI178,1855193,8224,341
Knoxville, TN179,9738746,5247,398
Source: The Knoxville, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2014. 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.