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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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSmyrna/100k peopleTennessee/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,245n/a (estimate)2,1622,9242,324
Violent crime153n/a (estimate)266622370
Vehicle theft135n/a234.4362.3282.7
Property crime1,092n/a (estimate)1,8962,3021,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Smyrna, TN

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Smyrna is 7% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Smyrna, there were 153 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 266 per 100,000 individuals, 28.2% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 1092 property crimes, amounting to 1896 per 100,000 residents, 3% lower than the U.S. average.

In terms of the total Smyrna crime rate per 100,000 people, it falls within the midrange when compared to other cities across the United States. Our analysis of total crimes, encompassing both violent and property offenses in Smyrna, revealed that the reported crime rates closely align with the nationwide average reported by other areas.

In the most recent release, Smyrna reported a property crime rate that closely aligns with the national average. In Smyrna, there were 1896 reported property crimes, a figure consistent with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. This positions the area as maintaining a level of safety and security on par with the typical city. The harmonious statistics underscore a balanced commitment to community well-being, offering residents a sense of stability and peace in their surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Smyrna?

AreaVibes surveyed 24 local residents in Smyrna to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 75% of people answered that there was very little crime in Smyrna and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 25% 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 Smyrna a Safe Place to Live?

Is Smyrna a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Smyrna has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 7%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 3.41 daily incidents, encompassing 0.42 violent crimes and 2.99 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Smyrna as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Smyrna Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Smyrna. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Smyrna has decreased by 4.1%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 19.9%, while property crime has decreased by 1.4%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Smyrna.

Potential Causes for Crime in Smyrna

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Smyrna crime rate. The poverty level in Smyrna is 9.9%, while the national average is 15.1%.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Smyrna crime rates. Smyrna registers a population density of 1530.1 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Smyrna, 85.1% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Smyrna crime map

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

      • Smyrna crime rates are 7% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Smyrna are 28% lower than the national average
      • In Smyrna you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Smyrna is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Smyrna has decreased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In Smyrna (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Smyrna, TN per 100,000 people. In Smyrna, the total number of daily crimes is 1.35 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.08 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Smyrna is 2.34 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.39 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Smyrna has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times less than the Tennessee average and 1.03 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Smyrna (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Smyrna, Tennessee compared to other areas of Tennessee, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Smyrna safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Smyrna is safer than 57% of Tennessee cities, and 39% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Tennessee, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Smyrna. At this time, Smyrna sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Smyrna

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Smyrna is 1 in 377
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Smyrna is 1 in 53
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Smyrna is 1 in 47
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Smyrna? In Smyrna, you have a 1 in 377 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 53. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Smyrna, TN is 1 in 47.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Smyrna is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Smyrna has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 24% in Smyrna, while property crimes in Smyrna have decreased by 6%. Total crime has decreased by 9% year over year.

        Smyrna police department

        Item Smyrna Tennessee National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)9511,551558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.33.63.3
        There are a total of 95 Smyrna police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 35.7% less than the Tennessee average and 29.2% 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
        Nolensville, TN9,22188330418
        Rural Hill, TN2,558138511649
        Oak Hill, TN4,536162598759
        Brentwood, TN42,70068842910
        La Vergne, TN35,5563801,4131,793
        Rockvale, TN1,5924261,5762,002
        Murfreesboro, TN141,7045112,1112,622
        Smyrna, TN50,8202661,8962,162

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Lacey, WA50,8272203,4413,661
        Madison, AL50,717177751928
        Catalina Foothills, AZ50,6311999471,145
        Collierville, TN50,5961481,1881,336
        Joplin, MO50,5804876,1016,588
        Smyrna, TN50,8202661,8962,162
        Source: The Smyrna, 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.