Reported Annual Crime In Kingsport

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKingsport/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,265n/a (estimate)6,1833,5922,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKingsport/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a5.77.85.3
Rape17n/a32.243.741.7
Robbery58n/a109.8117.198.0
Assault303n/a573.8482.9248.9
Violent crime381n/a (estimate)721652383
Burglary377n/a713.9576.5430.4
Theft2,303n/a4,360.92,088.31,694.4
Vehicle theft204n/a386.3275.8237.4
Property crime2,884n/a (estimate)5,4612,9412,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Kingsport, TN. These figures on reported criminal activity in Kingsport, TN, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Kingsport, TN is 72% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Tennessee, and when compared with the national average, is 125% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Kingsport, TN has 11% higher than violent crime rate than Tennessee average, while remaining 88% higher than the national average. In property crime, Kingsport, TN is 86% higher than the average of Tennessee and is 131% higher than the national average.
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The Kingsport crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Kingsport as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Kingsport crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Kingsport is 125% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.94 daily crimes that occur in Kingsport.
  • Kingsport is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Kingsport you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Kingsport has increased by 11%.

Compare Kingsport, TN Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Kingsport (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Kingsport, TN on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Tennessee. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Kingsport, TN (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Tennessee state wide, are 1.72 times more than the state average and 2.25 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Kingsport, TN on a daily bases are 1.11 times more than than Tennessee average and 1.88 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Kingsport, TN are 1.86 times more than the daily state average and 2.31 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Kingsport (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Kingsport, TN in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Tennessee as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Kingsport, TN to other cities in the state and across the country, Kingsport, TN is 11% safer than other cities of Tennessee and 5% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Tennessee cities and all around the United States, Kingsport, TN has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Kingsport, TN crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kingsport

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kingsport is 1 in 139
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kingsport is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Kingsport is 1 in 17
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Kingsport, TN? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Kingsport, TN, then there is a 1 in 139 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. 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 19. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 17 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Kingsport, TN.

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

The year over year crime rate for Kingsport, TN is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Kingsport, TN has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 11% in Kingsport, TN, while property crimes in Kingsport, TN have increased by 11%. Crimes in total for Kingsport, TN have increased by 11% year over year.

Kingsport police department

ItemKingsportTennesseeNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16311,551558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.33.63.3
There are a total of 163 Kingsport police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.2% less than the Tennessee average and 1% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Tennessee

StateTotal offendersTennessee /100KNational /100K
Tennessee20,539344222
There are a total of 20,539 sex offenders in Tennessee. This yields a total of 344 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
Church Hill, TN6,72374401475
Mount Carmel, TN5,4252408111,050
Weber City, VA1,469811,1351,216
Gray, TN1,8062501,1261,375
Fall Branch, TN1,9512691,2121,481
Blountville, TN2,6023011,3561,657
Gate City, VA2,3362091,5181,727
Kingsport, TN52,8717215,4616,183

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Yucaipa, CA52,8861381,7291,867
Watsonville, CA52,9155503,1553,705
Bradenton, FL52,9855242,5413,066
Bellevue, NE52,9931451,8401,984
Lake Havasu City, AZ53,0582222,1582,381
Kingsport, TN52,8717215,4616,183
Source: The Kingsport, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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