Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
Search Homes for Sale
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 peopleGallatin/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime456n/a (estimate)9262,9242,324
Violent crime125n/a (estimate)254622370
Vehicle theft29n/a58.9362.3282.7
Property crime331n/a (estimate)6722,3021,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Gallatin, TN

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Gallatin is 60.1% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Gallatin, there were 125 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 254 per 100,000 individuals, 31.3% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 331 property crimes, amounting to 672 per 100,000 residents, 65.6% lower than the U.S. average.

Gallatin 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.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Gallatin has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 672 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Gallatin remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Gallatin?

AreaVibes surveyed 27 local residents in Gallatin to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 37% of people answered that there was very little crime in Gallatin and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 63% 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 Gallatin a Safe Place to Live?

Is Gallatin 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, Gallatin has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 60%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 1.25 daily incidents, encompassing 0.34 violent crimes and 0.91 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Gallatin as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Gallatin Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Gallatin. 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 Gallatin has increased by 3.2%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 3.1%, while property crime has increased by 5.8%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Gallatin.

Potential Causes for Crime in Gallatin

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Gallatin crime rate. The poverty level in Gallatin is 14.1%, while the national average is 15.1%.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Gallatin crime rates. For instance, in Gallatin, the population density stands at 1219.4 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Gallatin, the average monthly rent stands at $1,026, while the national average is $949 per month.

Gallatin crime map

The Gallatin crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Gallatin 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 Gallatin crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Gallatin 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.
New Real Estate Listings in Gallatin Area
Search Homes for Sale in Gallatin, TN

Compare Gallatin, TN Crime


      Crime Quick Facts

      • Gallatin crime rates are 60% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Gallatin are 31% lower than the national average
      • In Gallatin you have a 1 in 108 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Gallatin is safer than 54% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Gallatin has decreased by 4%

      Gallatin, TN Crime Quiz


        Safest Places to Live in and Around Gallatin

        See all the best places to live around Gallatin
        How would you rate the amount of crime in Gallatin?
        Write a review to give others more information about this area.
        Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Gallatin?
        Write a review to give others more information about this area.
        See all Gallatin poll results

        Daily Crime In Gallatin (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Gallatin for every 100,000 residents. The Gallatin total amount of daily crime is 3.16 times less than the Tennessee average and 2.51 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Gallatin, is 2.45 times less than the Tennessee average, and it is 1.46 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Gallatin has a daily crime average that is 3.42 times less than the Tennessee average and 2.91 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Gallatin (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Gallatin, Tennessee compared to other areas of Tennessee, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Gallatin safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Gallatin is safer than 72% of Tennessee cities, and 54% 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 Gallatin. At this time, Gallatin sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gallatin

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gallatin is 1 in 394
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gallatin is 1 in 149
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Gallatin is 1 in 108
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Gallatin, Tennessee? If you reside in Gallatin, then there is a 1 in 394 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 149. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 108 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Gallatin.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Gallatin, TN is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Gallatin has decreased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Gallatin has decreased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Gallatin has decreased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Gallatin police department

        Item Gallatin Tennessee National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9011,551558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.93.63.3
        There are a total of 90 Gallatin police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.1% less than the Tennessee average and 11% 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
        Westmoreland, TN2,622292146438
        Shackle Island, TN4,010118438557
        Millersville, TN6,403289529817
        Hendersonville, TN57,888136836972
        Portland, TN12,9282607651,025
        Orlinda, TN1,2112208141,034
        Cross Plains, TN1,9002228201,042
        Gallatin, TN40,262254672926

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Valrico, FL40,2592261,3681,594
        Newnan, GA40,2271,2132,0403,253
        Woburn, MA40,2971429381,081
        Holyoke, MA40,1619593,7194,678
        Wentzville, MO40,4072981,2341,532
        Gallatin, TN40,262254672926
        Source: The Gallatin, 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.