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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBartlett/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,248n/a (estimate)2,1922,9242,324
Violent crime137n/a (estimate)241622370
Vehicle theft125n/a219.6362.3282.7
Property crime1,111n/a (estimate)1,9522,3021,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Bartlett, TN

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Bartlett is 5.7% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 137 violent crimes reported in Bartlett, equivalent to 241 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 34.9%. Additionally, Bartlett recorded 1111 property crimes, amounting to 1952 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 0.1%.

When evaluating the Bartlett crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Bartlett crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

In the most recent release, Bartlett reported a property crime rate that closely aligns with the national average. In Bartlett, there were 1952 reported property crimes, a figure consistent with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. This positions the area as maintaining a level of safety and security on par with the typical city. The harmonious statistics underscore a balanced commitment to community well-being, offering residents a sense of stability and peace in their surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Bartlett?

AreaVibes surveyed 23 local residents in Bartlett to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 22% of people answered that there was very little crime in Bartlett and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 78% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Bartlett a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Bartlett is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Bartlett has an overall crime rate that is 6% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 3.42 daily occurrences, comprising 0.38 violent crimes and 3.04 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Bartlett as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Bartlett Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Bartlett. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Bartlett has increased by 17.6%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 28.3%, while property crime has increased by 27.7%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Bartlett.

Potential Causes for Crime in Bartlett

Bartlett reports an unemployment rate of 3.1%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Bartlett crime rates.

In Bartlett, the cost of living is 5.67% lower than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Bartlett, the average rental rates are $1,379 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Bartlett crime map

The Bartlett crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bartlett as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Bartlett crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Bartlett crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Bartlett crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Bartlett are 35% lower than the national average
      • In Bartlett you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Bartlett is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Bartlett has increased by 23%

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        Daily Crime In Bartlett (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Bartlett, TN per 100,000 people. In Bartlett, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.33 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.06 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Bartlett is 2.58 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.54 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Bartlett has a daily crime rate that is 1.18 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.00 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Bartlett (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Bartlett, Tennessee compared to other areas of Tennessee, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Bartlett safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Bartlett is safer than 58% of Tennessee cities, and 41% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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 Bartlett. At this time, Bartlett sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bartlett

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bartlett is 1 in 416
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bartlett is 1 in 52
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Bartlett is 1 in 46
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Bartlett? If you reside in Bartlett, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 416. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 52 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Bartlett, is 1 in 46.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Bartlett, TN is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Bartlett has decreased by 25%, while the property crime rate in Bartlett has increased by 34% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Bartlett has increased by 23% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Bartlett police department

        Item Bartlett Tennessee National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)14111,551558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.53.63.3
        There are a total of 141 Bartlett police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29% less than the Tennessee average and 21.9% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Tennessee

        State Total offenders Tennessee /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 24,578 sex offenders in Tennessee. This yields a total of 412 sex offenders in Tennessee per 100,000 residents which is 55% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Piperton, TN2,37587323410
        Lakeland, TN12,6442378771,114
        Collierville, TN50,5961481,1881,336
        Germantown, TN39,1961691,5301,699
        Arlington, TN11,7154131,5301,943
        Southaven, MS55,0262283,2663,494
        Millington, TN10,6507464,1014,847
        Bartlett, TN59,2522411,9522,192

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Royal Oak, MI59,256128797925
        Brookline, MA59,2231058961,001
        St. Clair Shores, MI59,1841778761,053
        Lancaster, PA59,3214442,3502,794
        San Rafael, CA59,1785353,0173,552
        Bartlett, TN59,2522411,9522,192
        Source: The Bartlett, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.