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Total crime 175%
Violent crime 175%
Property crime 175%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChattanooga/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,821n/a (estimate)7,1073,4492,580
Murder19n/a10.57.45.0
Rape149n/a82.641.742.6
Robbery310n/a171.8106.286.2
Assault1,413n/a783.3468.5246.8
Violent crime1,891n/a (estimate)1,048624381
Burglary1,441n/a798.8489.4376.0
Theft8,065n/a4,470.72,034.11,594.6
Vehicle theft1,424n/a789.4301.9228.9
Property crime10,930n/a (estimate)6,0592,8252,200

Key findings

  • Chattanooga crime rates are 175% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chattanooga are 175% higher than the national average
  • In Chattanooga you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chattanooga is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chattanooga has increased by 1%

Chattanooga crime map

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The Chattanooga crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Chattanooga (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Chattanooga on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Tennessee and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Chattanooga (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Tennessee, are 2.06 times more than the state average and 2.75 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Chattanooga on a daily basis are 1.68 times more than than Tennessee average and 2.75 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Chattanooga are 2.14 times more than the daily state average and 2.75 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Chattanooga (higher is better)

      Is Chattanooga 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 Chattanooga to other cities in the state and across the country, Chattanooga is 2% safer than other cities of Tennessee and 1% safer than other cities in the nation. Chattanooga has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chattanooga

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chattanooga is 1 in 96
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chattanooga is 1 in 17
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chattanooga is 1 in 15
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Chattanooga, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 96. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 17 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Chattanooga is 1 in 15.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Chattanooga is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Chattanooga has decreased by 2% and the rate of property crime in Chattanooga has increased by 1%. The total crime rate in Chattanooga has increased by 1% year to year.

      Chattanooga police department

      ItemChattanoogaTennesseeNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)54911,551558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.63.3
      There are a total of 549 Chattanooga police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.5% less than the Tennessee average and 1.6% less 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
      Lookout Mountain, TN1,9300427427
      Walden, TN1,90788396484
      Signal Mountain, TN8,50070430500
      Fairmount, TN3,197119538657
      Lakesite, TN1,911164741905
      Falling Water, TN1,198180816996
      Lookout Mountain, GA1,75401,2141,214
      Chattanooga, TN175,4621,0486,0597,107

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Port St. Lucie, FL175,6521139581,071
      Fort Lauderdale, FL175,1535524,9685,521
      Tempe, AZ174,7084844,1384,622
      Garden Grove, CA174,6762902,3132,603
      Oceanside, CA173,8293772,1622,539
      Chattanooga, TN175,4621,0486,0597,107
      Source: The Chattanooga, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.