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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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 peopleGreeneville/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime536n/a (estimate)3,4462,9242,324
Violent crime55n/a (estimate)354622370
Vehicle theft59n/a379.3362.3282.7
Property crime481n/a (estimate)3,0922,3021,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Greeneville, TN

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Greeneville crime rate is 48.3% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Greeneville, there were 55 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 354 per 100,000 individuals, 4.4% lower than the national average. Additionally, Greeneville recorded 481 property crimes, amounting to 3092 per 100,000 residents, 58.2% higher than the U.S. average.

The violent crime rate in Greeneville closely mirrors the national average among all cities that reported crime, with 354 incidents per 100,000 people. The national average for violent crime per 100,000 people was 370. This consistency highlights Greeneville as a community where safety standards are in line with the broader national landscape, providing residents with a reliable sense of security.

Despite a steady decline in murder rates in the United States since 1990, recent years have witnessed an unfortunate uptick. Greeneville stands out with one of the nation's highest murder rates, surpassing other cities that reported crime. In Greeneville, there were a total of 2 murders, translating to 13 murders per 100,000 people, underscoring the pressing need for continued efforts to address and reduce severe violent crime in the area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Greeneville?

AreaVibes surveyed 30 local residents in Greeneville to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 60% of people answered that there was very little crime in Greeneville and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 40% 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 Greeneville a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Greeneville, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Greeneville presents a total crime rate that is 48% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Greeneville experiences an average of 1.47 daily crimes, comprising 0.15 violent incidents and 1.32 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Greeneville Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Greeneville crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Greeneville has increased by 0.6% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 12.7% and property crime has increased by 2.3%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Greeneville

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 Greeneville 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. Greeneville has an unemployment rate of 4.1%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Greeneville, 71.9% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Greeneville, the cost of living is 13.39% lower than the national average.

Greeneville crime map

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

      • Greeneville crime rates are 48% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Greeneville are 4% lower than the national average
      • In Greeneville you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Greeneville is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Greeneville has decreased by 3%

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        Daily Crime In Greeneville (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Greeneville for every 100,000 residents. The Greeneville total amount of daily crime is 1.18 times more than the Tennessee average and 1.48 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Greeneville, is 1.76 times less than the Tennessee average, and it is 1.05 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Greeneville has a daily crime average that is 1.34 times more than the Tennessee average and 1.58 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Greeneville (higher is better)

        Is Greeneville 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 Greeneville to other cities in the state and across the country, Greeneville is 34% safer than other cities of Tennessee and 21% safer than other cities in the nation. Greeneville has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Greeneville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Greeneville is 1 in 283
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Greeneville is 1 in 33
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Greeneville is 1 in 30
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Greeneville? In Greeneville, you have a 1 in 283 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 33. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Greeneville, TN is 1 in 30.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Greeneville is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Greeneville has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 16% in Greeneville, while property crimes in Greeneville have decreased by 2%. Total crime has decreased by 3% year over year.

        Greeneville police department

        Item Greeneville Tennessee National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4911,551558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.63.3
        There are a total of 49 Greeneville police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.4% less than the Tennessee average and 1.5% 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
        Tusculum, TN2,7302268371,063
        Mosheim, TN2,7943222,3712,693
        Baileyton, TN4527912,9263,717
        Bulls Gap, TN8888213,0403,861
        Greeneville, TN14,9383543,0923,446

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Hershey, PA14,9411809551,135
        North New Hyde Park, NY14,952193776969
        Susanville, CA14,9224911,2011,692
        Kerman, CA14,9205151,5032,018
        Alpine, CA14,9584282,0042,432
        Greeneville, TN14,9383543,0923,446
        Source: The Greeneville, 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.