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Total crime 389%
Violent crime 880%
Property crime 292%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleMemphis/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime51,50711,471 (estimate)7,9133,1662,346
Murder289n/a44.49.66.5
Rape411n/a63.138.938.4
Robbery2,131n/a327.481.073.9
Assault12,479n/a1,917.1543.2279.7
Violent crime15,3103,800 (estimate)2,352673388
Burglary5,831n/a895.8384.5314.2
Theft25,924n/a3,982.61,802.01,398.0
Vehicle theft4,442n/a682.4306.4246.0
Property crime36,1977,671 (estimate)5,5612,4931,958

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 389% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 880% higher than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 9 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 6% of the cities in Tennessee
  • Year over year crime in Memphis has decreased by 1%

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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 14
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 9

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

      Memphis police department

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

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lynchburg, MS2,19783599681
      Clarkedale, AR4342711,0561,327
      Walls, MS1,3262751,7862,060
      Bartlett, TN58,3182561,9362,192
      Horn Lake, MS26,7851722,2082,379
      Olive Branch, MS35,5082252,1792,404
      Southaven, MS51,8161653,1913,356
      Memphis, TN655,8572,3525,5617,913

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Boston, MA658,2796241,8662,491
      Boston, MA658,2796071,7592,366
      Washington, DC659,0099583,4314,389
      Denver, CO663,3038584,6495,507
      Nashville, TN643,7711,1564,0735,229
      Memphis, TN655,8572,3525,5617,913
      Source: The Downtown, Memphis, TN crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.