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61%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
82%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
57%
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 peopleBrentwood/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime415n/a (estimate)9102,9242,324
Murder2n/a4.48.66.3
Rape10n/a21.938.240.0
Robbery2n/a4.467.166.1
Assault17n/a37.3507.6268.2
Violent crime31n/a (estimate)68622370
Burglary43n/a94.3319.1269.8
Theft320n/a702.01,620.91,401.9
Vehicle theft21n/a46.1362.3282.7
Property crime384n/a (estimate)8422,3021,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Brentwood, TN

The Brentwood crime rates are 60.8% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 31 violent crimes in Brentwood (68 per 100,000 people), which is 81.6% lower than the national average and there were a total of 384 property crimes (842 per 100,000 residents) which is 56.9% lower than average.

Brentwood stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 68 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Brentwood secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Brentwood?

What do the local residents think about crime in Brentwood? Well, based on a recent survey of 17 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 82% of Brentwood residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 18% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Brentwood a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Brentwood 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, Brentwood has an overall crime rate that is 61% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 1.14 daily occurrences, comprising 0.08 violent crimes and 1.05 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Brentwood as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Brentwood Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Brentwood has didn't change by 0% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Brentwood is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has didn't change by 0%, while property crime has didn't change by 0%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Brentwood.

Potential Causes for Crime in Brentwood

The level of education within a community can impact crime rates. Higher educational attainment often correlates with lower crime rates, as it provides individuals with better job opportunities and alternatives to criminal behavior. While lower educational achievement rates tend to lead to higher crime rates. In Brentwood, 97% of people have completed high school, while 83% of people have completed high school nationally.

Brentwood has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 1.85 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

In Brentwood, the average rental rates are $2,033 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Brentwood crime map



The Brentwood crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Brentwood 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 Brentwood crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Brentwood 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

  • Brentwood crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Brentwood are 82% lower than the national average
  • In Brentwood you have a 1 in 110 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Brentwood is safer than 79% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Brentwood has decreased by 5%

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        Daily Crime In Brentwood (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Brentwood for every 100,000 residents. The Brentwood total amount of daily crime is 3.21 times less than the Tennessee average and 2.55 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Brentwood, is 9.14 times less than the Tennessee average, and it is 5.44 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Brentwood has a daily crime average that is 2.73 times less than the Tennessee average and 2.32 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Brentwood (higher is better)

        Is Brentwood 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 Brentwood to other cities in the state and across the country, Brentwood is 92% safer than other cities of Tennessee and 79% safer than other cities in the nation. Brentwood has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Brentwood

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Brentwood is 1 in 1471
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Brentwood is 1 in 119
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Brentwood is 1 in 110
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Brentwood? In Brentwood, TN you have a 1 in 1471 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 119 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 110 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Brentwood.

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

        A good indicator of whether Brentwood is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Brentwood has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Brentwood has decreased by 5% year over year. The number of total crimes in Brentwood has decreased by 5% year over year.

        Brentwood police department

        Item Brentwood Tennessee National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7111,551558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.63.3
        There are a total of 71 Brentwood police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 48.4% less than the Tennessee average and 43.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Tennessee

        State Total offenders Tennessee /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Nolensville, TN9,22188330418
        Rural Hill, TN2,558138511649
        Oak Hill, TN4,536162598759
        Forest Hills, TN4,868162598759
        Belle Meade, TN2,1910926926
        Franklin, TN80,6751951,0321,228
        Green Hill, TN7,3083721,3751,747
        Brentwood, TN42,70068842910

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        Jefferson City, MO42,6703561,7072,063
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        Lompoc, CA42,7535051,9492,454
        Burlington, VT42,6454095,1275,536
        Brentwood, TN42,70068842910
        Source: The Brentwood, 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.