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


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

Crime rate in Columbia, TN

The 2022 crime rate in Columbia, TN is 274 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 85.2% U.S. cities. The 2022 Columbia crime rate fell by 7% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 2. In the last 5 years Columbia has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Columbia, TN is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Columbia:

274.4
Mount Pleasant:

247.6
Spring Hill:

74.9
Lynnville:

78.5
Lewisburg:

257.3
Chapel Hill:

133.7
Cornersville:

86.0
Eagleville:

38.8
Franklin:

100.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Columbia by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(8.7)
4
(11.5)
3
(8.6)
4
(11.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.6)
2
(5.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.6)
7
(18.0)
1
(2.5)
2
(4.9)
2
(4.7)
2
(4.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
20
(57.9)
13
(37.5)
20
(57.2)
13
(36.9)
16
(45.8)
19
(53.1)
21
(57.7)
31
(83.3)
28
(73.6)
26
(67.0)
13
(32.5)
26
(63.4)
16
(37.5)
17
(37.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
70
(202.7)
31
(89.4)
31
(88.6)
37
(105.1)
38
(108.7)
43
(120.2)
43
(118.1)
34
(91.4)
42
(110.4)
22
(56.7)
19
(47.5)
30
(73.1)
20
(46.9)
24
(53.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
290
(839.9)
234
(674.7)
250
(714.4)
231
(656.2)
219
(626.6)
159
(444.6)
150
(412.0)
189
(507.8)
211
(554.8)
191
(492.2)
225
(562.5)
249
(607.1)
250
(586.7)
263
(586.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
394
(1,141)
303
(873.7)
276
(788.7)
282
(801.1)
305
(872.6)
223
(623.6)
226
(620.8)
205
(550.8)
300
(788.8)
204
(525.7)
125
(312.5)
204
(497.4)
149
(349.7)
121
(269.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,211
(3,507)
1,045
(3,013)
1,079
(3,083)
1,046
(2,971)
1,086
(3,107)
957
(2,676)
900
(2,472)
812
(2,182)
923
(2,427)
949
(2,446)
981
(2,452)
990
(2,414)
789
(1,852)
708
(1,579)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(141.9)
49
(141.3)
53
(151.5)
32
(90.9)
49
(140.2)
49
(137.0)
50
(137.3)
66
(177.3)
78
(205.1)
98
(252.6)
98
(245.0)
113
(275.5)
142
(333.2)
111
(247.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(20.3)
7
(20.2)
2
(5.7)
8
(22.7)
8
(22.9)
4
(11.2)
6
(16.5)
5
(13.4)
7
(18.4)
2
(5.2)
3
(7.5)
6
(14.6)
4
(9.4)
6
(13.4)
City-Data.com crime index524.0407.8423.0397.2391.1340.4328.3335.6377.0360.0297.3357.3296.0274.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 174 registered sex offenders living in Columbia, Tennessee as of June 14, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Columbia is 211 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Columbia:

366.8
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Columbia:

363.7
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Columbia:

413.3
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Columbia:

342.5
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Columbia:

377.6
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Columbia:

411.5
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Columbia:

382.9
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Columbia:

333.7
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Columbia:

346.8
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Columbia:

413.4
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Columbia:

440.3
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Columbia:

475.8
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Columbia:

442.6
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Columbia:

596.6
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Columbia:

673.4
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Columbia:

652.0
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Columbia:

502.6
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Columbia:

582.4
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Columbia:

170.0
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Columbia:

212.5
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Columbia:

261.5
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Columbia:

221.9
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Columbia:

265.3
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Columbia:

309.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Columbia:

245.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Columbia:

268.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Columbia:

279.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Columbia:

350.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Columbia:

322.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Columbia:

334.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Columbia:

346.6
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Columbia:

424.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Columbia:

465.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Columbia:

402.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Columbia:

385.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Columbia:

381.1
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 102 (76 officers - 71 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Tennessee average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 94 (83 officers - 76 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Tennessee average:

2.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 99 (88 officers - 81 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Tennessee average:

2.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 94 (84 officers - 78 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Tennessee average:

2.57

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 97 (87 officers - 80 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
Tennessee average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 97 (85 officers - 79 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Tennessee average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 100 (89 officers - 83 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Tennessee average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 97 (87 officers - 81 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Tennessee average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 95 (88 officers - 82 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
Tennessee average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 96 (87 officers - 82 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Tennessee average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 94 (84 officers - 79 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Tennessee average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 97 (87 officers - 80 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
Tennessee average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 99 (88 officers - 81 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Tennessee average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 91 (80 officers - 76 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Tennessee average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 88 (77 officers - 72 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Tennessee average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 91 (82 officers - 76 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Tennessee average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 93 (84 officers - 80 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Tennessee average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 89 (80 officers - 76 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Tennessee average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 93 (84 officers - 80 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
Tennessee average:

2.64

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

Zip codes: 37174, 38401.