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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 peopleCollierville/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime687n/a (estimate)1,3362,9242,324
Violent crime76n/a (estimate)148622370
Vehicle theft28n/a54.4362.3282.7
Property crime611n/a (estimate)1,1882,3021,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Collierville, TN

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Collierville is 42.5% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 76 violent crimes reported in Collierville, equivalent to 148 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 60.1%. Additionally, Collierville recorded 611 property crimes, amounting to 1188 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 39.2%.

Collierville 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 Collierville?

AreaVibes surveyed 24 local residents in Collierville to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 67% of people answered that there was very little crime in Collierville and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 33% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Collierville a Safe Place to Live?

Is Collierville a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Collierville has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 43%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 1.88 daily incidents, encompassing 0.21 violent crimes and 1.67 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Collierville as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Collierville Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Collierville. 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 Collierville has increased by 1.9%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 18.8%, while property crime has increased by 0.2%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Collierville.

Potential Causes for Crime in Collierville

Collierville has a population density of 1391 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Collierville crime rates.

In Collierville, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 2.91 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

In Collierville, the median home price stands at $332,900, 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.

Collierville crime map

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

      • Collierville crime rates are 43% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Collierville are 60% lower than the national average
      • In Collierville you have a 1 in 75 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Collierville is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Collierville has increased by 3%

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        Daily Crime In Collierville (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Collierville, TN per 100,000 people. In Collierville, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.19 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.74 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Collierville is 4.21 times less than the Tennessee average and 2.50 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Collierville has a daily crime rate that is 1.94 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.65 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Collierville (higher is better)

        How safe is Collierville, Tennessee compared to other cities in Tennessee and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Collierville is safer than 82% of the cities in Tennessee and 61% 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 Collierville. Overall, Collierville is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Collierville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Collierville is 1 in 677
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Collierville is 1 in 85
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Collierville is 1 in 75
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Collierville? In Collierville, you have a 1 in 677 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 85. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Collierville, TN is 1 in 75.

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

        A good indicator of whether Collierville 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 Collierville has increased by 20%, while the property crime rate in Collierville has increased by 1% year over year. The number of total crimes in Collierville has increased by 3% year over year.

        Collierville police department

        Item Collierville Tennessee National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13011,551558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.93.63.3
        There are a total of 130 Collierville police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.7% less than the Tennessee average and 10.5% less 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
        Oakland, TN8,135100230330
        Piperton, TN2,37587323410
        Lakeland, TN12,6442378771,114
        Rossville, TN1,0363081,1411,449
        Germantown, TN39,1961691,5301,699
        Olive Branch, MS38,2703151,8572,172
        Bartlett, TN59,2522411,9522,192
        Collierville, TN50,5961481,1881,336

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Joplin, MO50,5804876,1016,588
        Catalina Foothills, AZ50,6311999471,145
        Methuen Town, MA50,518144810954
        Madison, AL50,717177751928
        Hoffman Estates, IL50,464999531,052
        Collierville, TN50,5961481,1881,336
        Source: The Collierville, 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.