Memphis, TN Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
51,507
Total Crimes
7,912.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
237.29%
Above National Average
245 out of 248
In Tennessee
8,810 out of 8,904
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 7,912.7 per 100,000 people. That's 237.29% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 149.97% higher than the Tennessee total crime rate of 3,165.5 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 51,507 7,912.7 3,165.5 2,346.0
Murder 289 44.4 9.6 6.5
Robbery 2,131 327.4 81.0 73.9
Aggravated Assault 12,479 1,917.1 543.2 279.7
Violent Crime 15,310 2,352.0 672.7 387.8
Burglary 5,831 895.8 384.5 314.2
Larceny 25,924 3,982.6 1,802.0 1,398.0
Car Theft 4,442 682.4 306.4 246.0
Property Crime 36,197 5,560.8 2,492.8 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Memphis

15,310
Violent Crimes
2,352.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
506.50%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 42.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Memphis each year. That compares to a 1 in 148.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Memphis is 2,352.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 506.50% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 249.63% higher than the Tennessee violent crime rate of 672.7 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Memphis

36,197
Property Crimes
5,560.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
183.97%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 18.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Memphis each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Memphis is 5,560.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 183.97% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 123.07% higher than the Tennessee property crime rate of 2,492.8 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 59,714 1,309 2,192.1 1,935.9 256.2
Southaven, MS 55,718 1,870 3,356.2 3,191.1 165.1
Collierville, TN 51,677 728 1,408.8 1,232.7 176.1
Olive Branch, MS 39,566 951 2,403.6 2,178.6 224.9
Germantown, TN 39,264 573 1,459.4 1,352.4 107.0
Horn Lake, MS 27,404 652 2,379.2 2,207.7 171.5
West Memphis, AR 24,205 1,701 7,027.5 4,519.7 2,507.7
Hernando, MS 16,675 177 1,061.5 995.5 66.0
Marion, AR 12,285 520 4,232.8 2,963.0 1,269.8
Millington, TN 10,626 646 6,079.4 5,260.7 818.7
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