Chattanooga, TN Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
12,052
Total Crimes
6,627.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
167.60%
Above National Average
241 out of 249
In Tennessee
9,657 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Chattanooga, TN?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Chattanooga is 6,627.5 per 100,000 people. That's 167.60% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 104.06% higher than the Tennessee total crime rate of 3,247.8 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Chattanooga SnackAbility

4
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
8
Affordability
5
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
8.5

How Does Chattanooga Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Chattanooga
/ 100k People
Tennessee
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 12,052 6,627.5 3,247.8 2,476.7
Murder 33 18.1 7.3 5.0
Robbery 196 107.8 90.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 1,556 855.7 456.7 250.2
Violent Crime 1,946 1,070.1 595.2 366.7
Burglary 1,098 603.8 437.4 340.5
Larceny 7,694 4,231.0 1,934.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 1,314 722.6 280.9 219.9
Property Crime 10,106 5,557.4 2,652.6 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Chattanooga

1,946.0
Violent Crimes
1,070.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
191.83%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 93.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Chattanooga each year. That compares to a 1 in 168.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Chattanooga is 1,070.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 191.83% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 79.79% higher than the Tennessee violent crime rate of 595.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Chattanooga

10,106.0
Property Crimes
5,557.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
163.40%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 18.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Chattanooga each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Chattanooga is 5,557.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 163.40% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 109.50% higher than the Tennessee property crime rate of 2,652.6 per 100,000 people.

Chattanooga Crime Compared To Tennessee Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Tennessee.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Chattanooga

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
East Ridge, TN 21,027 805 3,828.4 3,395.6 432.8
Soddy-Daisy, TN 13,818 372 2,692.1 2,453.3 238.8
Collegedale, TN 11,929 232 1,944.8 1,861.0 83.8
Red Bank, TN 11,779 311 2,640.3 2,224.3 416.0
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 9,912 574 5,791.0 5,437.9 353.1
Signal Mountain, TN 8,605 43 499.7 453.2 46.5
Rossville, GA 3,967 353 8,898.4 8,167.4 731.0
Lookout Mountain, TN 1,866 20 1,071.8 1,071.8 0.0
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