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Total crime 144%
Violent crime 113%
Property crime 150%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouth Knoxville/100k peopleKnoxville/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,4666,077 (estimate)5,0173,2482,489
Murder22n/a11.77.35.0
Rape146n/a77.441.242.6
Robbery232n/a123.090.181.6
Assault859n/a455.3456.7250.2
Violent crime1,259808 (estimate)667595379
Burglary1,157n/a613.3437.4340.5
Theft6,067n/a3,215.71,934.41,549.5
Vehicle theft983n/a521.0280.9219.9
Property crime8,2075,268 (estimate)4,3502,6532,110

Key findings

  • South Knoxville crime rates are 144% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Knoxville are 113% higher than the national average
  • In South Knoxville you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Knoxville is safer than 65% of the cities in Tennessee
  • Year over year crime in Knoxville has decreased by 8%

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The South Knoxville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in South 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 South Knoxville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Knoxville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Knoxville is 1 in 124
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Knoxville is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Knoxville is 1 in 17

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

      Knoxville police department

      ItemSouth 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
      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
      Louisville, TN4,114155689844
      Wildwood, TN1,1402199771,196
      Mascot, TN2,7172861,2731,559
      Blaine, TN2,04501,6031,603
      Maryville, TN28,1511501,5741,724
      Eagleton Village, TN4,9024732,1112,584
      Walland, TN2284932,1992,692
      Knoxville, TN183,9276674,3505,017

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Overland Park, KS183,7752271,9292,155
      Worcester, MA183,6776302,0502,680
      Grand Prairie, TX185,6312172,1022,319
      Brownsville, TX182,1104212,4692,890
      Newport News, VA181,6065962,5293,124
      Knoxville, TN183,9276674,3505,017
      Source: The South Knoxville, Knoxville, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.