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Violent 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 peopleClinton/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime280n/a (estimate)2,7862,9242,324
Violent crime48n/a (estimate)478622370
Vehicle theft25n/a248.8362.3282.7
Property crime232n/a (estimate)2,3082,3021,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Clinton, TN

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Clinton crime rate is 19.9% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Clinton, there were 48 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 478 per 100,000 individuals, 29.2% higher than the national average. Additionally, Clinton recorded 232 property crimes, amounting to 2308 per 100,000 residents, 18.1% higher than the U.S. average.

Clinton showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Clinton?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Clinton residents. Out of the respondents (9 in total), 22% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Clinton were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 78% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Clinton a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Clinton is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Clinton has a total crime rate that is 20% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.77 daily crimes (0.13 violent daily crimes and 0.64 daily property crimes) in Clinton.

Has Crime in Clinton Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Clinton. 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 Clinton has increased by 15.7%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 9.1%, while property crime has increased by 17.2%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Clinton.

Potential Causes for Crime in Clinton

In Clinton, the cost of living is 13.28% lower than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Clinton, there are 3.52 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

In Clinton, the median home price stands at $165,800, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

Clinton crime map

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

  • Clinton crime rates are 20% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Clinton are 29% higher than the national average
  • In Clinton you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Clinton is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Clinton has increased by 17%

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        Daily Crime In Clinton (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Clinton, Tennessee is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Clinton are 1.05 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.20 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Clinton are 1.30 times less than than Tennessee and 1.29 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Clinton are 1.00 times more than than Tennessee and 1.18 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Clinton (higher is better)

        How safe is Clinton, Tennessee compared to other cities in Tennessee and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Clinton is safer than 31% of the cities in Tennessee and 19% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Tennessee and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Clinton. Overall, Clinton is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Clinton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Clinton is 1 in 210
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Clinton is 1 in 44
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Clinton is 1 in 36
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Clinton? If you reside in Clinton, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 210. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 44 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 Clinton, is 1 in 36.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Clinton, TN is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Clinton has increased by 10%, while the property crime rate in Clinton has increased by 18% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Clinton has increased by 17% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Clinton police department

        Item Clinton Tennessee National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3511,551558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.53.63.3
        There are a total of 35 Clinton police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.5% less than the Tennessee average and 8.3% greater 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
        Norris, TN1,659141522664
        Oliver Springs, TN3,9182121,0291,241
        Lake City, TN1,8483321,2281,560
        Oak Ridge, TN29,1243161,7742,090
        Knoxville, TN187,4878423,9084,750
        Clinton, TN10,0064782,3082,786

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Galion, OH10,0031559581,112
        Berwick, PA10,0031641,3031,467
        Hampton, NH10,002116745861
        Le Mars, IA10,0122758801,155
        Ventnor City, NJ9,995652,8722,937
        Clinton, TN10,0064782,3082,786
        Source: The Clinton, 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.