Memphis, TN Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
52,227
Total Crimes
8,029.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
224.22%
Above National Average
247 out of 249
In Tennessee
9,774 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Memphis, TN?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Memphis is 8,029.9 per 100,000 people. That's 224.22% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 147.24% 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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Memphis SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
2
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8.5

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Memphis
/ 100k People
Tennessee
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 52,227 8,029.9 3,247.8 2,476.7
Murder 190 29.2 7.3 5.0
Robbery 2,432 373.9 90.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 9,277 1,426.3 456.7 250.2
Violent Crime 12,367 1,901.4 595.2 366.7
Burglary 7,833 1,204.3 437.4 340.5
Larceny 27,981 4,302.1 1,934.4 1,549.5
Car Theft 4,046 622.1 280.9 219.9
Property Crime 39,860 6,128.4 2,652.6 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Memphis

12,367.0
Violent Crimes
1,901.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
418.52%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 52.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Memphis each year. That compares to a 1 in 168.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Memphis is 1,901.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 418.52% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 219.46% higher than the Tennessee violent crime rate of 595.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Memphis

39,860.0
Property Crimes
6,128.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
190.46%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 16.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Memphis each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Memphis is 6,128.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 190.46% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 131.03% higher than the Tennessee property crime rate of 2,652.6 per 100,000 people.

Memphis 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 Memphis

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Bartlett, TN 59,610 1,234 2,070.1 1,754.7 315.4
Southaven, MS 55,718 1,870 3,356.2 3,191.1 165.1
Collierville, TN 51,273 807 1,573.9 1,341.8 232.1
Germantown, TN 39,127 528 1,349.5 1,257.4 92.0
Olive Branch, MS 38,761 982 2,533.5 2,303.9 229.6
Horn Lake, MS 27,256 707 2,593.9 2,480.2 113.7
West Memphis, AR 24,442 1,710 6,996.2 5,011.9 1,984.3
Marion, AR 12,344 501 4,058.7 3,070.3 988.3
Millington, TN 10,669 657 6,158.0 5,173.9 984.2
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