Reported Annual Crime In Bristol

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBristol/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,058n/a (estimate)3,9693,4872,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBristol/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a3.87.35.3
Rape14n/a52.540.840.4
Robbery14n/a52.5117.5102.8
Assault129n/a483.9467.3248.5
Violent crime158n/a (estimate)593633386
Burglary134n/a502.7606.1468.9
Theft670n/a2,513.52,020.71,745.0
Vehicle theft96n/a360.1227.3236.9
Property crime900n/a (estimate)3,3762,8542,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Bristol, TN. These figures on reported criminal activity in Bristol, TN, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Bristol, TN is 14% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Tennessee, and when compared with the national average, is 40% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Bristol, TN has 6% lower than violent crime rate than Tennessee average, while remaining 53% higher than the national average. In property crime, Bristol, TN is 18% higher than the average of Tennessee and is 38% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bristol is 40% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.87 daily crimes that occur in Bristol.
  • Bristol is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bristol you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bristol has increased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In Bristol (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Bristol, TN per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Tennessee and on a national level. In Bristol, TN the total number of daily crimes is 1.14 times more than the Tennessee average and 1.40 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Bristol, TN is 1.07 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.53 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Bristol, TN has a daily crime rate that is 1.18 times more than the Tennessee average and 1.38 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Bristol (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Tennessee and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Bristol, TN? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Bristol, TN has been ranked safer than 27% of other cities in the state of Tennessee. In addition, Bristol, TN is safer than 16% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Tennessee and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Bristol, TN. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Bristol, TN is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bristol

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bristol is 1 in 169
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bristol is 1 in 30
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bristol is 1 in 26
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Bristol, 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 Bristol, TN, you have a 1 in 169 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 30. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Bristol, TN is 1 in 26.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Bristol, TN is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Bristol, TN has increased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Bristol, TN has increased by 15% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Bristol, TN has increased by 13% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Bristol police department

ItemBristolTennesseeNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9011,551558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.33.63.3
There are a total of 90 Bristol police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.9% less than the Tennessee average and 2.4% 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
Walnut Hill, TN2,2082521,1381,390
Blountville, TN2,6022921,3161,608
Bluff City, TN1,682581,9201,978
Abingdon, VA8,1171362,2092,344
Oak Grove, TN5,1524732,1342,608
Bristol, VA17,3402192,5552,774
Nickelsville, VA4383442,9323,276
Bristol, TN26,7345933,3763,969

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
East St. Louis, IL26,7312,8282,2565,084
Stevens Point, WI26,7141881,6021,790
Wooster, OH26,7732722,8873,158
Horn Lake, MS26,785742,5892,663
Superior, WI26,6762274,7454,971
Bristol, TN26,7345933,3763,969
Source: The Bristol, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.