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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 peopleGermantown/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime694n/a (estimate)1,6992,9242,324
Violent crime69n/a (estimate)169622370
Vehicle theft70n/a171.3362.3282.7
Property crime625n/a (estimate)1,5302,3021,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Germantown, TN

The Germantown crime rates are 26.9% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 69 violent crimes in Germantown (169 per 100,000 people), which is 54.3% lower than the national average and there were a total of 625 property crimes (1530 per 100,000 residents) which is 21.7% lower than average.

Germantown 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 Germantown?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Germantown residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 20 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 80% of Germantown residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 20% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Germantown a Safe Place to Live?

Is Germantown 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, Germantown has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 27%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 1.9 daily incidents, encompassing 0.19 violent crimes and 1.71 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Germantown as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Germantown Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Germantown. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Germantown has increased by 14.7%. Violent crimes have increased by 23.2%, while property crimes have increased by 13.8%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Germantown

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Germantown crime rates. In Germantown, the poverty rate stands at 2.4%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Germantown crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Germantown has an unemployment rate of 1.6%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

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 Germantown, the average monthly rent stands at $1,358, while the national average is $949 per month.

Germantown crime map

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

      • Germantown crime rates are 27% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Germantown are 54% lower than the national average
      • In Germantown you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Germantown is safer than 54% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Germantown has increased by 10%

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        Daily Crime In Germantown (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Germantown, per 100,000 residents. In Germantown, the total number of daily crimes is 1.72 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.37 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Germantown are 3.68 times less than the Tennessee average and 2.19 times less than the national average. For property crime, Germantown has a daily crime rate that is 1.51 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.28 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Germantown (higher is better)

        Is Germantown safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Tennessee as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Germantown to other cities in the state and across the country, Germantown is 71% safer than other cities of Tennessee and 54% safer than other cities in the nation. Germantown has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Germantown

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Germantown is 1 in 593
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Germantown is 1 in 66
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Germantown is 1 in 59
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Germantown, Tennessee? If you reside in Germantown, then there is a 1 in 593 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 66. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 59 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Germantown.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Germantown is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Germantown has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 18% in Germantown, while property crimes in Germantown have increased by 9%. Total crime has increased by 10% year over year.

        Germantown police department

        Item Germantown Tennessee National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11211,551558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.83.63.3
        There are a total of 112 Germantown police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.7% less than the Tennessee average and 12.8% 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
        Bridgetown, MS2,58038274312
        Oakland, TN8,135100230330
        Piperton, TN2,37587323410
        Lakeland, TN12,6442378771,114
        Collierville, TN50,5961481,1881,336
        Rossville, TN1,0363081,1411,449
        Arlington, TN11,7154131,5301,943
        Germantown, TN39,1961691,5301,699

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Northglenn, CO39,2015844,2454,829
        South Valley, NM39,1501,0073,8514,857
        Roy, UT39,2431681,0331,201
        Milton, GA39,25270632702
        Lancaster, TX39,2646283,0833,710
        Germantown, TN39,1961691,5301,699
        Source: The Germantown, 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.