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Old 10-26-2007, 07:47 AM
 
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I always see people on here asking about the crime rates and things like that, but anyways, this is just for those who are curious. Memphis, again, had the second highest crime rate in the US next to Detroit last year. The year before Florence, SC beat ya out. Come on now Memphis, you can get that top spot. lol. Anyways. Here's a few more that made the top 50 most violent U.S. cities for ya. Jackson made the list higher than Baltimore and Miami.. congrats. Also in the top 50, Cleveland, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Clarksville. Anyways, that being said, the majority of TN towns could have made the least violent cities list. As a whole TN ranked 2nd among all states in violent crime.

South Carolina - 765.5 per 100,000
Tennessee - 760.2 per 100,000
Nevada - 741.6 per 100,000
Florida - 712.0 per 100,000
Louisiana - 697.8 per 100,000
Alaska - 688.0 per 100,000
Delaware - 681.6 per 100,000
Maryland - 678.6 per 100,000
New Mexico - 643.2 per 100,000
Michigan - 562.4 per 100,000
Arkansas - 551.6 per 100,000
Missouri - 545.6 per 100,000
Illinois - 541.6 per 100,000
California - 532.5 per 100,000
Texas - 516.3 per 100,000
Arizona - 501.4 per 100,000
Oklahoma - 497.4 per 100,000
North Carolina - 475.6 per 100,000
Georgia - 471.0 per 100,000
Massachusetts - 447.0 per 100,000
Pennsylvania - 439.4 per 100,000
New York - 434.9 per 100,000
Alabama - 425.2 per 100,000
Kansas - 425.0 per 100,000
Colorado - 391.6 per 100,000
New Jersey - 351.6 per 100,000
Ohio - 350.3 per 100,000
Washington - 345.9 per 100,000
Indiana - 314.8 per 100,000
Minnesota - 312.0 per 100,000
Mississippi - 298.6 per 100,000
Wisconsin - 284.0 per 100,000
Iowa - 283.5 per 100,000
Virginia - 282.2 per 100,000
Nebraska - 281.8 per 100,000
Hawaii - 281.2 per 100,000
Connecticut - 280.6 per 100,000
Oregon - 280.3 per 100,000
West Virginia - 279.7 per 100,000
Kentucky - 263.0 per 100,000
Montana - 253.7 per 100,000
Idaho - 247.1 per 100,000
Wyoming - 239.6 per 100,000
Rhode Island - 227.5 per 100,000
Utah - 224.4 per 100,000
South Dakota - 171.4 per 100,000
New Hampshire - 138.7 per 100,000
Vermont - 136.6 per 100,000
North Dakota - 127.9 per 100,000
Maine - 115.5 per 100,000
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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And then if you go by this ranking, TN is #8........

Most Dangerous/Safest State Award 2006
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:56 AM
 
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While the state rankings at least give you an overview, there are certainly areas that are very safe, and areas that are very dangerous. Most of Tennessee's crime is in Memphis, and then Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga. And even in those areas its pretty predictably concentrated.

I guess I'm a little surprised to see Alaska ranking pretty high on both list, would have guessed pretty low crime rates there.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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Shager, can we get a link to that info please? I haven't been able to find that list anywhere, including on the FBI website.

Thanks!
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Old 10-26-2007, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga
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I don' care what any chart says......overall Chattanooga is safer than Miami. Having come from there my opinion is based on personal experience.

thank you and good night
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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I don't think it's so much the area of the city you're in, but who you know. Usually in Knoxville and other areas in East Tennessee, it's arguments between family and friends that turn violent. You rarely hear of drive-by shootings or random acts of violence or drug wars you get in places like D.C.
And more people here are likely to have guns and not be afraid to use them if they feel threatened.
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Old 10-27-2007, 07:53 AM
 
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Default Hmmmm...

1. No link to data
2. Checked other posts here on CD, no link to data there either
3. No response to bbkaren's request to link.

Hmmm.....
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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'zackly! He looks pretty troll-a-riffic to me!
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Old 10-27-2007, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Shager, can we get a link to that info please? I haven't been able to find that list anywhere, including on the FBI website.
The posted data are correct; they come from an FBI report that was published last month:
Table 4 - Crime in the United States 2006 (http://www.fbi.gov/ucr/cius2006/data/table_04.html - broken link)

FWIW, here's an earlier post I made on TN's crime stats as reported by the FBI:
//www.city-data.com/forum/tenne...ime-stats.html
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Lakes & Mountains of East TN
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Awesome, Kamo--Thanks!

I found the following info that you had included in your above-referenced post, very informative as well:

In their related press release, the FBI included this cautionary statement:

Note: Caution Against Ranking—Each year when Crime in the United States is published, some entities use reported figures to compile rankings of cities and counties. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region. Consequently, they lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. Valid assessments are possible only with careful study and analysis of the range of unique conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction. The data user is, therefore, cautioned against comparing statistical data of individual reporting units from cities, metropolitan areas, states, or colleges or universities solely on the basis of their population coverage or student enrollment.
Federal Bureau of Investigation - Press Release

They go into more detail here RE: the many variables that can play into these statistics: Variables Affecting Crime - Crime in the United States 2006
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