Reported Annual Crime In Decatur

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime66n/a (estimate)4,2013,5922,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.3
Rape0n/a0.043.741.7
Robbery1n/a63.7117.198.0
Assault10n/a636.5482.9248.9
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)700652383
Burglary13n/a827.5576.5430.4
Theft33n/a2,100.62,088.31,694.4
Vehicle theft9n/a572.9275.8237.4
Property crime55n/a (estimate)3,5012,9412,362

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The Decatur crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Decatur as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Decatur crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Decatur is 53% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.51 daily crimes that occur in Decatur.
  • Decatur is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Decatur has decreased by 16%.

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Daily Crime In Decatur (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Decatur

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Decatur is 1 in 143
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 24

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

Decatur police department

ItemDecaturTennesseeNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)511,551558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.13.63.3
There are a total of 5 Decatur police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.1% less than the Tennessee average and 4.4% less 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
Spring City, TN2,5125531,7592,312
Dayton, TN7,3082072,7132,919
Etowah, TN3,4935412,7623,303
Niota, TN1,0711384,5584,696
Riceville, TN8498813,9724,853
Athens, TN13,6518926,7987,691
Decatur, TN1,4297003,5014,201

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Albany, LA1,4292111,2721,483
Bayou Country Club, LA1,42985516602
Byron, CA1,429152846999
Ringgold, LA1,429000
Chatham, MA1,429811,4621,543
Decatur, TN1,4297003,5014,201
Source: The Decatur, 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.