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Total crime 76%
Violent crime 294%
Property crime 37%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBolivar/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime214n/a (estimate)4,3783,2482,489
Murder0n/a0.07.35.0
Rape3n/a61.441.242.6
Robbery4n/a81.890.181.6
Assault66n/a1,350.3456.7250.2
Violent crime73n/a (estimate)1,493595379
Burglary45n/a920.6437.4340.5
Theft87n/a1,779.91,934.41,549.5
Vehicle theft9n/a184.1280.9219.9
Property crime141n/a (estimate)2,8852,6532,110

Key findings

  • Bolivar crime rates are 76% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bolivar are 294% higher than the national average
  • In Bolivar you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bolivar is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bolivar has increased by 14%

Bolivar crime map

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The Bolivar crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bolivar as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Bolivar crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Bolivar (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Bolivar for every 100,000 residents. The Bolivar total amount of daily crime is 1.35 times more than the Tennessee average and 1.76 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Bolivar, is 2.51 times more than the Tennessee average, and it is 3.94 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Bolivar has a daily crime average that is 1.09 times more than the Tennessee average and 1.37 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Bolivar (higher is better)

      Is Bolivar safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Tennessee as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Bolivar to other cities in the state and across the country, Bolivar is 8% safer than other cities of Tennessee and 4% safer than other cities in the nation. Bolivar has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bolivar

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bolivar is 1 in 67
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bolivar is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bolivar is 1 in 23
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Bolivar? If you reside in Bolivar, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 67. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 35 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 Bolivar, is 1 in 23.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Bolivar, TN is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Bolivar has increased by 45%, while the property crime rate in Bolivar has increased by 2% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Bolivar has increased by 14% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Bolivar police department

      ItemBolivarTennesseeNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2111,551558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.93.63.3
      There are a total of 21 Bolivar police officers. This results in 3.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.3% greater than the Tennessee average and 20.2% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Tennessee

      StateTotal offendersTennessee /100KNational /100K
      Tennessee24,578412266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Middleton, TN5630314314
      Whiteville, TN4,56090515605
      Grand Junction, TN319376376752
      Toone, TN3662998981,198
      Silerton, TN917233,2233,946
      Medon, TN2007893,5164,304
      Hornsby, TN2718433,7574,600
      Bolivar, TN5,1541,4932,8854,378

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Creswell, OR5,1542752,6452,921
      Hendron, KY5,1551241,0801,203
      Sugarcreek, PA5,15560543604
      Olyphant, PA5,156199259458
      Grafton, WV5,1563341,6662,000
      Bolivar, TN5,1541,4932,8854,378
      Source: The Bolivar, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.