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Memphis Crime Rate Report (Tennessee)

Memphis crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 21 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Memphis for 2023 is expected to be lower than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Memphis in 2019 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 401.14% and the city property crime rate in Memphis was higher than the national property crime rate average by 190.45%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Memphis was higher than the violent crime rate in Tennessee by 219.46% and the city property crime rate in Memphis was higher than the property crime rate in Tennessee by 131.03%.

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

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault9,277
Arson336
Burglary7,833
Larceny and Theft27,981
Motor Vehicle Theft4,046
Murder and Manslaughter190
Rape468
Robbery2,432
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)48,462
Property Crime39,860
Violent Crime12,367
2023 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault10,324
Arson327
Burglary5,334
Larceny and Theft28,730
Motor Vehicle Theft4,203
Murder and Manslaughter244
Rape594
Robbery2,773
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)46,723
Property Crime38,121
Violent Crime13,936

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Memphis Property Crime

Memphis Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Memphis Crime 2019

Memphis Crime 2023

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 2023 was projected from 21 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2019.

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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