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Total crime 99%
Violent crime 192%
Property crime 82%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNashville/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime35,178n/a (estimate)5,1243,4492,580
Murder91n/a13.37.45.0
Rape480n/a69.941.742.6
Robbery2,116n/a308.2106.286.2
Assault4,954n/a721.6468.5246.8
Violent crime7,641n/a (estimate)1,113624381
Burglary3,627n/a528.3489.4376.0
Theft20,828n/a3,034.02,034.11,594.6
Vehicle theft3,082n/a448.9301.9228.9
Property crime27,537n/a (estimate)4,0112,8252,200

Key findings

  • Nashville crime rates are 99% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Nashville are 192% higher than the national average
  • In Nashville you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Nashville is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Nashville has increased by 7%

Nashville crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Nashville (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Nashville on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Tennessee and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Nashville (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Tennessee, are 1.49 times more than the state average and 1.99 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Nashville on a daily basis are 1.78 times more than than Tennessee average and 2.92 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Nashville are 1.42 times more than the daily state average and 1.82 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Nashville (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Nashville to every other city in Tennessee, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Nashville safe? The gauges above illustrate that Nashville is safer than 6% of every city located within Tennessee along with 3% 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. As a result, Nashville, TN is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Nashville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Nashville is 1 in 90
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Nashville is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Nashville is 1 in 20
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Nashville? In Nashville, TN you have a 1 in 90 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Nashville.

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

      A good indicator of whether Nashville 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 Nashville has increased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Nashville has increased by 8% year over year. The number of total crimes in Nashville has increased by 7% year over year.

      Nashville police department

      ItemNashvilleTennesseeNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,63711,551558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.63.3
      There are a total of 1,637 Nashville police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.3% less than the Tennessee average and 18.9% less than the National average.

      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
      Shackle Island, TN3,290119538657
      Belle Meade, TN2,70434857891
      Forest Hills, TN4,999162734896
      Oak Hill, TN4,686162734896
      Brentwood, TN40,873809261,007
      Pleasant View, TN4,258671,1011,169
      Nolensville, TN6,7241871,4631,650
      Nashville, TN643,7711,1134,0115,124

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Memphis, TN655,8571,9436,4068,349
      Boston, MA658,2796222,0162,639
      Washington, DC659,0099414,2705,211
      Denver, CO663,3037303,6724,402
      Baltimore, MD621,0001,8334,4956,329
      Nashville, TN643,7711,1134,0115,124
      Source: The Nashville, 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.