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Total crime 47%
Violent crime 69%
Property crime 42%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,459n/a (estimate)3,6473,2482,489
Murder0n/a0.07.35.0
Rape13n/a32.541.242.6
Robbery19n/a47.590.181.6
Assault225n/a562.5456.7250.2
Violent crime257n/a (estimate)642595379
Burglary124n/a310.0437.4340.5
Theft980n/a2,449.91,934.41,549.5
Vehicle theft98n/a245.0280.9219.9
Property crime1,202n/a (estimate)3,0052,6532,110

Key findings

  • Columbia crime rates are 47% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Columbia are 69% higher than the national average
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Columbia is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Columbia has decreased by 5%

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      Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Columbia, Tennessee is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Columbia are 1.12 times more than the Tennessee average and 1.47 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Columbia are 1.08 times more than than Tennessee and 1.69 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Columbia are 1.13 times more than than Tennessee and 1.42 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Columbia (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Columbia, Tennessee compared to other areas of Tennessee, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Columbia safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Columbia is safer than 16% of Tennessee cities, and 11% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Tennessee, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Columbia. At this time, Columbia sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 156
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 28
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Columbia? If you reside in Columbia, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 156. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 34 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 Columbia, is 1 in 28.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Columbia, Tennessee (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Columbia has increased by 1%, the amount of property crime in Columbia has decreased by 6%, and the total amount of crime in Columbia has decreased by 5% year over year.

      Columbia police department

      ItemColumbiaTennesseeNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9611,551558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.63.3
      There are a total of 96 Columbia police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.7% less than the Tennessee average and 16.1% 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
      Thompson's Station, TN3,471113505619
      Spring Hill, TN34,3641228801,002
      Mount Pleasant, TN4,7151629121,074
      Lewisburg, TN11,3767523,3524,104
      Summertown, TN6437603,3894,149
      Columbia, TN36,1306423,0053,647

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Menomonee Falls, WI36,11874873946
      Lufkin, TX36,1125184,3824,899
      Franklin, WI36,155701,6061,675
      Temple City, CA36,0841779151,091
      Richmond, IN36,0825212,7703,291
      Columbia, TN36,1306423,0053,647
      Source: The Columbia, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.