Memphis Crime Rate Report (Tennessee)

Memphis crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 12 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Memphis for 2014 is expected to be higher than in 2010.

The city violent crime rate for Memphis in 2010 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 281.88% and the city property crime rate in Memphis was higher than the national property crime rate average by 112.63%.

In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Memphis was higher than the violent crime rate in Tennessee by 151.34% and the city property crime rate in Memphis was higher than the property crime rate in Tennessee by 71.01%.
Memphis Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita Memphis Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Memphis Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2010 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault6,637
Arson328
Burglary13,094
Forcible Rape422
Larceny and Theft25,114
Motor Vehicle Theft3,930
Murder and Manslaughter89
Robbery3,236
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)50,740
Property Crime42,138
Violent Crime10,384
2014 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault8,593
Arson199
Burglary12,968
Forcible Rape341
Larceny and Theft29,420
Motor Vehicle Theft1,468
Murder and Manslaughter99
Robbery4,138
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)52,472
Property Crime43,870
Violent Crime13,172

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Memphis Property Crime Memphis Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Memphis Crime 2010 Memphis Crime 2014

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 2014 was projected from 12 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2010.

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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