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Crime rate in Chattanooga, Tennessee (TN): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Chattanooga, TN compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Chattanooga, TN

The 2018 crime rate in Chattanooga, TN was 593 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 2.2 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 97.5% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Chattanooga crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 19 - a decrease of 12 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Chattanooga has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Chattanooga, TN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Chattanooga:

593.2
East Ridge:

325.6
Red Bank:

240.1
Rossville:

592.4
Lookout Mountain:

19.2
Lookout Mountain:

58.1
Fort Oglethorpe:

321.2
Signal Mountain:

36.0
Chickamauga:

132.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Chattanooga by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
23
(14.7)
17
(10.8)
11
(7.1)
20
(11.7)
17
(9.9)
18
(10.4)
24
(14.2)
18
(10.4)
27
(15.5)
23
(13.1)
26
(14.6)
31
(17.3)
19
(10.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
116
(74.1)
118
(75.3)
102
(65.8)
63
(36.7)
53
(30.7)
78
(45.2)
36
(21.3)
64
(37.1)
106
(60.8)
94
(53.7)
111
(62.4)
120
(67.1)
149
(82.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
442
(282.5)
532
(339.4)
524
(338.0)
511
(297.8)
535
(310.1)
512
(296.9)
385
(227.6)
385
(223.5)
348
(199.5)
324
(185.2)
375
(210.9)
330
(184.6)
310
(171.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,173
(749.6)
1,268
(809.0)
1,372
(884.9)
1,281
(746.5)
1,187
(688.0)
949
(550.3)
1,015
(599.9)
1,225
(711.0)
1,218
(698.2)
1,290
(737.3)
1,307
(735.1)
1,424
(796.6)
1,413
(783.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,190
(1,400)
2,273
(1,450)
2,384
(1,538)
2,843
(1,657)
2,987
(1,731)
2,691
(1,560)
2,503
(1,479)
2,317
(1,345)
2,089
(1,197)
1,832
(1,047)
1,570
(883.0)
1,540
(861.5)
1,441
(798.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
9,365
(5,985)
8,876
(5,663)
9,072
(5,851)
8,937
(5,208)
8,949
(5,187)
7,350
(4,262)
7,338
(4,337)
8,165
(4,739)
7,862
(4,507)
7,646
(4,370)
7,122
(4,006)
7,818
(4,374)
8,065
(4,471)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,051
(671.7)
1,126
(718.4)
1,028
(663.0)
1,084
(631.7)
913
(529.2)
825
(478.4)
794
(469.3)
986
(572.3)
1,017
(583.0)
878
(501.8)
1,060
(596.2)
1,342
(750.8)
1,424
(789.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
23
(14.7)
10
(6.4)
14
(9.0)
16
(9.3)
13
(7.5)
7
(4.1)
11
(6.5)
14
(8.1)
14
(8.0)
16
(9.1)
23
(12.9)
17
(9.5)
18
(10.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)714.5731.1739.9666.1645.9574.1548.2589.4589.8560.5559.2598.4593.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 476 registered sex offenders living in Chattanooga, Tennessee as of January 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chattanooga is 375 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Chattanooga, TN?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Chattanooga:

581.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Chattanooga:

592.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Chattanooga:

564.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Chattanooga:

541.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Chattanooga:

540.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Chattanooga:

525.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2011
Chattanooga:

463.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Chattanooga:

489.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Chattanooga:

549.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Chattanooga:

582.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Chattanooga:

691.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Chattanooga:

671.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Chattanooga:

619.6
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Chattanooga:

537.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Chattanooga:

527.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Chattanooga:

635.2
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Chattanooga:

501.7
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Chattanooga:

503.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Chattanooga:

466.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Chattanooga:

503.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Chattanooga:

552.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Chattanooga:

591.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2011
Chattanooga:

583.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Chattanooga:

596.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Chattanooga:

685.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Chattanooga:

686.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Chattanooga:

699.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Chattanooga:

681.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Chattanooga:

679.9
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Chattanooga:

624.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Chattanooga:

572.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Chattanooga:

591.5
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 601 (490 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Tennessee average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 558 (483 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.70
Tennessee average:

2.49

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 523 (434 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Tennessee average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 539 (433 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Tennessee average:

2.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 565 (463 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
Tennessee average:

2.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 525 (432 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
Tennessee average:

2.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 549 (470 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
Tennessee average:

2.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 472 (370 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Tennessee average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 509 (406 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Tennessee average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 511 (432 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.50
Tennessee average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 605 (431 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
Tennessee average:

2.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 615 (421 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Tennessee average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 600 (429 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.76
Tennessee average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 605 (433 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.78
Tennessee average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 627 (435 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
Tennessee average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 600 (432 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.78
Tennessee average:

2.64

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Chattanooga, TN
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 37341, 37343, 37350, 37351, 37377, 37379, 37402, 37403, 37404, 37405, 37406, 37407, 37408, 37409, 37410, 37411, 37412, 37415, 37416, 37419, 37421.