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Memphis Crime Rate Report (Tennessee)

Memphis crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Memphis for 2015 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Memphis in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 352.41% and the city property crime rate in Memphis was higher than the national property crime rate average by 122.96%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Memphis was higher than the violent crime rate in Tennessee by 171.97% and the city property crime rate in Memphis was higher than the property crime rate in Tennessee by 89.09%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Memphis Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Memphis Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Memphis Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault7,572
Arson407
Burglary12,575
Forcible Rape420
Larceny and Theft25,959
Motor Vehicle Theft2,969
Murder and Manslaughter133
Robbery3,382
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)50,512
Property Crime41,910
Violent Crime11,507
2015 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault7,923
Arson358
Burglary11,603
Forcible Rape388
Larceny and Theft23,884
Motor Vehicle Theft813
Murder and Manslaughter119
Robbery3,098
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)45,153
Property Crime36,551
Violent Crime11,529

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Memphis Property Crime

Memphis Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Memphis Crime 2012

Memphis Crime 2015

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Memphis Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Memphis Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Memphis, Tennessee crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Memphis crime report data for 2015 was projected from 14 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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