Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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.
Downtown crime rates are not available from the FBI's UCR (uniform crime reporting) program, as a result, estimates are displayed in the table above. The crime reporting program from the FBI does cover more than 98% of the larger metropolitan areas, which represents more than 309 million U.S. residents. This data is gathered from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies which include tribal, state, county, college, university and city levels. However, the FBI does not report crime on a neighborhood level, therefore estimates were used to calculate the Downtown crime data. These estimates take into account the overall Memphis crime rates (violent and property), as well as multiple other factors which include: poverty rates, unemployment rates, income, educational achievement, home prices, rent prices and population density. To view crime rates on a block group level, the Downtown crime map below provides a hyper-local overview of all crimes reported throughout Memphis.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleMemphis/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime59,91213,246 (estimate)9,5872,9242,324
Violent crime15,1293,755 (estimate)2,421622370
Vehicle theft10,924n/a1,748.0362.3282.7
Property crime44,7839,491 (estimate)7,1662,3021,954

Downtown crime map

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

      • Downtown crime rates are 470% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Downtown are 915% higher than the national average
      • In Downtown you have a 1 in 8 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Downtown is safer than 0% of the cities in Tennessee
      • Year over year crime in Memphis has increased by 24%

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        Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 27
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 11
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 8

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

        Memphis police department

        Item Downtown Memphis Tennessee
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2,82611,551
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.33.6

        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
        Lynchburg, MS2,21670497567
        Walls, MS1,41585605690
        Clarkedale, AR4932619911,251
        Olive Branch, MS38,2703151,8572,172
        Bartlett, TN59,2522411,9522,192
        Horn Lake, MS27,2341502,0952,245
        Marion, AR12,3717062,7793,485
        Memphis, TN650,9102,4217,1669,587

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Portland, OR650,3807516,3247,076
        Oklahoma City, OK649,8216423,0593,701
        Las Vegas, NV644,5945162,9183,434
        Nashville, TN667,0701,1023,8254,927
        Detroit, MI672,3512,0284,4786,506
        Memphis, TN650,9102,4217,1669,587
        Source: The Downtown, Memphis, 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.