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Memphis Crime Rate Report (Tennessee)

Memphis crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Memphis for 2020 is expected to be lower than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Memphis in 2016 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 358.35% and the city property crime rate in Memphis was higher than the national property crime rate average by 129.92%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Memphis was higher than the violent crime rate in Tennessee by 187.55% and the city property crime rate in Memphis was higher than the property crime rate in Tennessee by 97.42%.

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

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault8,029
Arson387
Burglary9,150
Larceny and Theft24,604
Motor Vehicle Theft3,234
Murder and Manslaughter196
Rape534
Robbery3,188
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)45,590
Property Crime36,988
Violent Crime11,947
2020 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault7,743
Arson529
Burglary7,179
Larceny and Theft18,942
Motor Vehicle Theft900
Murder and Manslaughter172
Rape575
Robbery2,026
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)35,594
Property Crime26,992
Violent Crime10,516

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Memphis Property Crime

Memphis Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Memphis Crime 2016

Memphis Crime 2020

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 2020 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

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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