Reported Annual Crime In Sweetwater

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSweetwater/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime383n/a (estimate)6,5003,5482,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSweetwater/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.24.9
Rape1n/a17.040.538.6
Robbery6n/a101.8113.2101.9
Assault33n/a560.1452.2237.8
Violent crime40n/a (estimate)679612373
Burglary91n/a1,544.5655.2491.4
Theft221n/a3,750.92,086.01,775.4
Vehicle theft31n/a526.1195.0220.2
Property crime343n/a (estimate)5,8212,9362,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Sweetwater, 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 Sweetwater, 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 Sweetwater, TN averages 83% higher than the rest of Tennessee while the rate of crime on a national scale is 127% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Sweetwater, TN is 11% higher than the average rate of crime in Tennessee and 82% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 98% higher than the remainder of the state of Tennessee and 134% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Sweetwater, TN area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sweetwater is 127% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.81 daily crimes that occur in Sweetwater.
  • Sweetwater is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sweetwater you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sweetwater has increased by 22%.

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Daily Crime In Sweetwater (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Sweetwater, TN per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Tennessee and on a national level. In Sweetwater, TN the total number of daily crimes is 1.83 times more than the Tennessee average and 2.27 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Sweetwater, TN is 1.11 times more than the Tennessee average and 1.82 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Sweetwater, TN has a daily crime rate that is 1.98 times more than the Tennessee average and 2.34 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Sweetwater (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Sweetwater, 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 Sweetwater, TN to other cities in the state and across the country, Sweetwater, TN is 17% safer than other cities of Tennessee and 8% 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, Sweetwater, TN has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Sweetwater, TN crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sweetwater

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sweetwater is 1 in 148
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sweetwater is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sweetwater is 1 in 16
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Sweetwater, TN? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Sweetwater, TN, then there is a 1 in 148 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 18. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 16 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Sweetwater, TN.

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

Determining whether Sweetwater, TN is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Sweetwater, TN has increased by 1% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 25% year over year. Total crimes for Sweetwater, TN has increased by 22% in the same time frame.

Sweetwater police department

ItemSweetwaterTennesseeNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2011,551556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.43.63.3
There are a total of 20 Sweetwater police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.9% less than the Tennessee average and 4.1% greater 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
Loudon, TN5,6061211,0011,121
Tellico Village, TN6,3851999551,154
Lenoir City, TN8,8673733,7154,087
Riceville, TN6627573,6324,389
Niota, TN8504184,1784,596
Sweetwater, TN5,8566795,8216,500

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Plain City, UT5,8591892,3882,578
Doney Park, AZ5,8602031,5041,707
Sweetwater, TN5,8566795,8216,500
Source: The Sweetwater, 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.