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Violent 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 peopleHarriman/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime105n/a (estimate)1,7552,9242,324
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)100622370
Vehicle theft11n/a183.8362.3282.7
Property crime99n/a (estimate)1,6542,3021,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Harriman, TN

The Harriman crime rates are 24.5% 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 6 violent crimes in Harriman (100 per 100,000 people), which is 72.9% lower than the national average and there were a total of 99 property crimes (1654 per 100,000 residents) which is 15.4% lower than average.

Harriman shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 100 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Harriman an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Harriman experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Harriman?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Harriman. Based on the results of the surveys (5 responses), 40% of people felt that there was very little crime in Harriman and felt safe walking alone at night. While 60% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Harriman a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Harriman is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Harriman has an overall crime rate that is 25% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.29 daily occurrences, comprising 0.02 violent crimes and 0.27 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Harriman as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Harriman 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 Harriman 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 Harriman has decreased by 17.3% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 70% and property crime has decreased by 7.5%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Harriman

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 Harriman, 73.3% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Harriman, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 3.14, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

The median home price in Harriman is $105,600, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Harriman crime map

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

      • Harriman crime rates are 25% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Harriman are 73% lower than the national average
      • In Harriman you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Harriman is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Harriman has decreased by 15%

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        Daily Crime In Harriman (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Harriman for every 100,000 residents. The Harriman total amount of daily crime is 1.67 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.32 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Harriman, is 6.20 times less than the Tennessee average, and it is 3.69 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Harriman has a daily crime average that is 1.39 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.18 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Harriman (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Harriman to every other city in Tennessee, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Harriman safe? The gauges above illustrate that Harriman is safer than 82% of every city located within Tennessee along with 61% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Tennessee and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Harriman, TN is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Harriman

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Harriman is 1 in 998
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Harriman is 1 in 61
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Harriman is 1 in 57
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Harriman? If you reside in Harriman, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 998. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 61 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 Harriman, is 1 in 57.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Harriman, TN is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Harriman has decreased by 69%, while the property crime rate in Harriman has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Harriman has decreased by 15% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Harriman police department

        Item Harriman Tennessee National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2011,551558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.13.63.3
        There are a total of 20 Harriman police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.1% less than the Tennessee average and 3.3% 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
        Loudon, TN5,82915494509
        Kingston, TN5,94649775824
        Oliver Springs, TN3,9182121,0291,241
        Coalfield, TN2,8612791,0331,312
        Midtown, TN1,1262911,0781,369
        Wartburg, TN1,3251111,5611,672
        Oakdale, TN2418733,2324,105
        Harriman, TN6,1441001,6541,755

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        Latimer, MS6,1481581,1261,284
        Junction City, OR6,1401611,5051,666
        East End, AR6,1505081,9312,440
        Rensselaer, IN6,1512621,3231,585
        Harriman, TN6,1441001,6541,755
        Source: The Harriman, 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.