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Total crime 87%
Violent crime 156%
Property crime 75%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJackson/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,123n/a (estimate)4,6673,2482,489
Murder17n/a25.47.35.0
Rape30n/a44.841.242.6
Robbery97n/a145.090.181.6
Assault506n/a756.2456.7250.2
Violent crime650n/a (estimate)971595379
Burglary374n/a558.9437.4340.5
Theft1,904n/a2,845.41,934.41,549.5
Vehicle theft195n/a291.4280.9219.9
Property crime2,473n/a (estimate)3,6962,6532,110

Key findings

  • Jackson crime rates are 87% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Jackson are 156% higher than the national average
  • In Jackson you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Jackson is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Jackson has decreased by 12%

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

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      Daily Crime In Jackson (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Jackson on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Tennessee and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Jackson (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Tennessee, are 1.44 times more than the state average and 1.87 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Jackson on a daily basis are 1.63 times more than than Tennessee average and 2.56 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Jackson are 1.39 times more than the daily state average and 1.75 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Jackson (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Jackson in comparison to other Tennessee communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Jackson safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Jackson being safer than 7% of cities in Tennessee and 4% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Tennessee cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Jackson. In conclusion, Jackson ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jackson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jackson is 1 in 103
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jackson is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Jackson is 1 in 22
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Jackson, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 103. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 28 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Jackson is 1 in 22.

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

      A good indicator of whether Jackson is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Jackson has decreased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Jackson has decreased by 14% year over year. The number of total crimes in Jackson has decreased by 12% year over year.

      Jackson police department

      ItemJacksonTennesseeNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)26411,551558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.03.63.3
      There are a total of 264 Jackson police officers. This results in 4.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.3% greater than the Tennessee average and 23.5% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Tennessee

      StateTotal offendersTennessee /100KNational /100K
      Tennessee24,578412266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Medina, TN4,025300323623
      Three Way, TN1,671177787964
      Gadsden, TN52801,5181,518
      Henderson, TN6,4916491,6472,296
      Humboldt, TN8,2547723,3314,103
      Medon, TN2007893,5164,304
      Jackson, TN67,1629713,6964,667

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bossier City, LA67,1527914,6715,462
      New Braunfels, TX67,0972471,2631,509
      Maple Grove, MN66,969791,5131,592
      Yorba Linda, CA67,36262919981
      Kenner, LA66,9542242,9333,157
      Jackson, TN67,1629713,6964,667
      Source: The Jackson, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.