Reported Annual Crime In Downtown Knoxville

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown Knoxville/100k peopleKnoxville/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,8873,808 (estimate)6,3383,5922,756
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown Knoxville/100k peopleKnoxville/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder33n/a17.67.85.3
Rape145n/a77.343.741.7
Robbery371n/a197.8117.198.0
Assault1,127n/a600.9482.9248.9
Violent crime1,676537 (estimate)894652394
Burglary1,665n/a887.8576.5430.4
Theft7,510n/a4,004.52,088.31,694.4
Vehicle theft1,036n/a552.4275.8237.4
Property crime10,2113,271 (estimate)5,4452,9412,362

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The Downtown Knoxville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Downtown Knoxville 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 Downtown Knoxville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Downtown Knoxville is 38% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.43 daily crimes that occur in Downtown Knoxville.
  • Downtown Knoxville is safer than 72% of the cities in the Tennessee.
  • In Downtown Knoxville you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Knoxville has decreased by 9%.

Compare Knoxville, TN Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Downtown Knoxville (per 100,000 people)

How Safe is Downtown Knoxville (higher is better)

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown Knoxville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown Knoxville is 1 in 187
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown Knoxville is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown Knoxville is 1 in 27

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

Knoxville police department

ItemDowntown KnoxvilleKnoxvilleTennessee
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a50911,551
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.83.6

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
Blaine, TN2,04553692745
Louisville, TN4,114169764933
Wildwood, TN1,1402401,0831,323
Farragut, TN21,6902741,2351,509
Mascot, TN2,7173131,4121,724
Maryville, TN28,1511692,2102,379
Eagleton Village, TN4,9025192,3402,859
Knoxville, TN183,9278945,4456,338

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Overland Park, KS183,7752081,6871,895
Worcester, MA183,6777272,1862,913
Grand Prairie, TX185,6312972,4352,732
Brownsville, TX182,1102572,7953,052
Newport News, VA181,6064993,0423,541
Knoxville, TN183,9278945,4456,338
Source: The Downtown Knoxville, Knoxville, 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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