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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 peopleMartin/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime289n/a (estimate)2,7362,9242,324
Violent crime48n/a (estimate)454622370
Vehicle theft9n/a85.2362.3282.7
Property crime241n/a (estimate)2,2822,3021,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Martin, TN

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Martin crime rate is higher than the national average by 17.7%. Specifically, there were 48 violent crimes in Martin, equivalent to 454 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average by 22.9%. Furthermore, Martin recorded 241 property crimes, amounting to 2282 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 16.8%.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Martin?

AreaVibes surveyed 5 local residents in Martin to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 60% of people answered that there was very little crime in Martin and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 40% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Martin a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Martin 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, Martin has an overall crime rate that is 18% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.79 daily occurrences, comprising 0.13 violent crimes and 0.66 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Martin as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Martin Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Martin. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Martin has increased by 32.6%. Violent crimes have increased by 23.1%, while property crimes have increased by 34.6%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Martin

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Martin crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Martin has an unemployment rate of 3%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

In Martin, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 3.2 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

In Martin, the median home price stands at $130,600, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

Martin crime map

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

      • Martin crime rates are 18% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Martin are 23% higher than the national average
      • In Martin you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Martin is safer than 20% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Martin has increased by 32%

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        Daily Crime In Martin (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Martin, per 100,000 residents. In Martin, the total number of daily crimes is 1.07 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.18 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Martin are 1.37 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.23 times more than the national average. For property crime, Martin has a daily crime rate that is 1.01 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.17 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Martin (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Martin in comparison to other Tennessee communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Martin safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Martin being safer than 34% of cities in Tennessee and 20% 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 Martin. In conclusion, Martin ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Martin

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Martin is 1 in 221
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Martin is 1 in 44
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Martin is 1 in 37
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Martin, Tennessee? If you reside in Martin, then there is a 1 in 221 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 44. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 37 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Martin.

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

        A good indicator of whether Martin 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 Martin has increased by 22%, while the property crime rate in Martin has increased by 34% year over year. The number of total crimes in Martin has increased by 32% year over year.

        Martin police department

        Item Martin Tennessee National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3711,551558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.63.3
        There are a total of 37 Martin police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 10.5% less than the Tennessee average and 1.5% 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
        Dresden, TN2,9241321,2231,355
        Greenfield, TN2,3483841,0081,392
        Rutherford, TN1,0763081,1411,449
        Kenton, TN1,4385071,1821,689
        Gleason, TN1,5291421,7061,848
        South Fulton, TN2,1205971,3771,974
        Woodland Mills, TN5267822,8953,677
        Martin, TN10,5854542,2822,736

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Jackson, WY10,58573768842
        North Branch, MN10,5851571,2151,372
        Blackhawk, CA10,590175822998
        Morro Bay, CA10,5925091,3881,897
        Monroe, WI10,573961,6821,778
        Martin, TN10,5854542,2822,736
        Source: The Martin, 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.