Reported Annual Crime In Memphis

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMemphis/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime48,935n/a (estimate)7,4553,4872,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMemphis/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder196n/a29.97.35.3
Rape534n/a81.340.840.4
Robbery3,188n/a485.7117.5102.8
Assault8,029n/a1,223.1467.3248.5
Violent crime11,947n/a (estimate)1,820633386
Burglary9,150n/a1,393.9606.1468.9
Theft24,604n/a3,748.12,020.71,745.0
Vehicle theft3,234n/a492.7227.3236.9
Property crime36,988n/a (estimate)5,6352,8542,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Memphis, TN. These figures on reported criminal activity in Memphis, 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 Memphis, TN is 114% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Tennessee, and when compared with the national average, is 163% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Memphis, TN has 188% higher than violent crime rate than Tennessee average, while remaining 371% higher than the national average. In property crime, Memphis, TN is 97% higher than the average of Tennessee and is 130% higher than the national average.
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The Memphis crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Memphis 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 Memphis crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Memphis is 163% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 20.42 daily crimes that occur in Memphis.
  • Memphis is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Memphis you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Memphis has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Memphis (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Memphis, TN per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Tennessee as well as national figures. In Memphis, TN the total number of daily crimes is 2.14 times more than the Tennessee average and 2.63 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Memphis, TN are 2.88 times more than the Tennessee average and 4.71 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Memphis, TN has a daily crime rate that is 1.97 times more than the Tennessee average and 2.30 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Memphis (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Memphis, TN compared to every other city in Tennessee as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Memphis, TN ranks safer than 2% of every city located within Tennessee along with 1% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Tennessee and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Memphis, TN. As a result, Memphis, TN is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Memphis

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Memphis is 1 in 55
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Memphis is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in Memphis is 1 in 14
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Memphis, TN? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Memphis, TN, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 55. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 18 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Memphis, TN is 1 in 14.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Memphis, TN is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Memphis, TN has increased by 5%, the amount of property crime in Memphis, TN has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Memphis, TN has increased by 1% year to year.

Memphis police department

ItemMemphisTennesseeNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2,82611,551558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.33.63.3
There are a total of 2,826 Memphis police officers. This results in 4.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.2% greater than the Tennessee average and 32.2% 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
Lynchburg, MS2,19780788868
Walls, MS1,326979591,056
Clarkedale, AR4342231,3211,543
Bartlett, TN58,3183211,6231,944
Horn Lake, MS26,785742,5892,663
Olive Branch, MS35,5081832,5532,736
Southaven, MS51,8161112,7762,887
Memphis, TN655,8571,8205,6357,455

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Boston, MA658,2797072,1502,857
Washington, DC659,0091,1324,6485,780
Denver, CO663,3036573,5904,247
Nashville, TN643,7711,1023,6974,799
Seattle, WA668,8496135,4886,101
Memphis, TN655,8571,8205,6357,455
Source: The Memphis, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.