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Memphis, TN Crime Reports & Statistics


Neighborhood Crime Statistics For Memphis, Tennessee


Population: 667,421 in 2009

Memphis, TN Map
The Memphis, TN crime report and city information below can give residents and potential residents incite on their local area and surroundings. This information that was collected and published on this site is from the participation of over 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States. These statistics are collected and published by the FBI on an annual basis for special studies and reports, on the cities in the United States. *
Memphis, TN Crime Categories
Memphis Law Enforcement
Memphis Violent Crimes
Memphis Forcible Rapes
Memphis Murders
Memphis Robbery
Memphis Aggravated Assaults
Memphis Property Crimes
Memphis Burglary
Memphis Larceny
Memphis Motor Vehicle
Memphis Arson
Memphis, TN Law Enforcement Statistics
Law Enforcement officers are individuals who ordinarily carry a firearm and a badge, have full arrest powers, and are paid from governmental funds set aside specifically for sworn law enforcement representatives. (UCR Definition)
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Law Enforcement - Memphis, TN
Year
2009
Total Employees
2,724
Officers
2,202
Civilians
522
Year
2008
Total Employees
2,523
Officers
2,098
Civilians
425
Year
2007
Total Employees
2,529
Officers
2,056
Civilians
473
Year
2006
Total Employees
2,440
Officers
1,990
Civilians
450
Memphis, TN Violent Crime Statistics
In 2009, Memphis, Tennessee law enforcement had 12055 violent crimes reported. With a population of 667,421 in 2009, there were 180.6 occurrences of violent crimes per 10k persons in Memphis, Tennessee. The total known offenses in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 13544, 13055 and 12937, respectively .

Violent crime is composed of four offenses: forcible rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault, and robbery. Violent crimes involve force or threat of force. (UCR Definition)
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Violent Crimes - Memphis, TN
Year
2009
Population
667,421
Occurrences
12,055
Occurrences (per 10k)
180.6
Year
2008
Population
672,046
Occurrences
12,937
Occurrences (per 10k)
192.5
Year
2007
Population
669,264
Occurrences
13,055
Occurrences (per 10k)
195.1
Year
2006
Population
680,828
Occurrences
13,544
Occurrences (per 10k)
198.9
Memphis, TN Forceable Rape Crime Statistics
In 2009, Memphis, Tennessee had 5.7 occurrences of forcible rape per 10k persons in a population of 667,421 in 2009. The total known offenses of forcible rape in Memphis in 2009 was 382. There were 425 known offenses in 2006, 452 in 2007, and 366 in 2008.

Forcible rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Rapes by force and attempts or assaults to rape regardless of the age of the victim are included. Statutory offenses (no force used--victim under age of consent) are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Forcible Rape - Memphis, TN
Year
2009
Population
667,421
Occurrences
382
Occurrences (per 10k)
5.7
Year
2008
Population
672,046
Occurrences
366
Occurrences (per 10k)
5.4
Year
2007
Population
669,264
Occurrences
452
Occurrences (per 10k)
6.8
Year
2006
Population
680,828
Occurrences
425
Occurrences (per 10k)
6.2
Memphis, TN Murder Statistics
Memphis, Tennessee had 132 murders in 2009. With a total population of 667421 in 2009, there were 2.0 occurrences of murder per 10k persons in Memphis, Tennessee. The murder rates in Memphis, Tennessee in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 147, 128 and 138, respectively.

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter is the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. (UCR Definition)
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Murder - Memphis, TN
Year
2009
Population
667,421
Occurrences
132
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.0
Year
2008
Population
672,046
Occurrences
138
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.1
Year
2007
Population
669,264
Occurrences
128
Occurrences (per 10k)
1.9
Year
2006
Population
680,828
Occurrences
147
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.2
Memphis, TN Aggravated Assault Statistics
The total known offenses of aggravated assault in Memphis, Tennessee in 2009 was 7402. Memphis had 110.9 occurrences of aggravated assault per 10k persons in a population of 667,421 in 2009. In Memphis there were 7661 offenses in 2006, 7605 in 2007, and 7646 in 2008.

Aggravated assault is an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. The Program further specifies that this type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by other means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Attempted aggravated assault that involves the display of--or threat to use--a gun, knife, or other weapon is included in this crime category because serious personal injury would likely result if the assault were completed. When aggravated assault and larceny-theft occur together, the offense falls under the category of robbery. (UCR Definition)
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Assault - Memphis, TN
Year
2009
Population
667,421
Occurrences
7,402
Occurrences (per 10k)
110.9
Year
2008
Population
672,046
Occurrences
7,646
Occurrences (per 10k)
113.8
Year
2007
Population
669,264
Occurrences
7,605
Occurrences (per 10k)
113.6
Year
2006
Population
680,828
Occurrences
7,661
Occurrences (per 10k)
112.5
Memphis, TN Robbery Statistics
In 2009, Memphis, Tennessee had 4139 occurrences of robberies reported to the police. With 667,421 in 2009 people living in Memphis, in 2009 there were 62.0 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on statistics from the FBI, there were 5311 robberies in 2006, 4870 in 2007 and 4787 in 2008.

Robbery is the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. (UCR Definition)
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Robbery - Memphis, TN
Year
2009
Population
667,421
Occurrences
4,139
Occurrences (per 10k)
62.0
Year
2008
Population
672,046
Occurrences
4,787
Occurrences (per 10k)
71.2
Year
2007
Population
669,264
Occurrences
4,870
Occurrences (per 10k)
72.8
Year
2006
Population
680,828
Occurrences
5,311
Occurrences (per 10k)
78.0
Memphis, TN Property Crime Statistics
A property crime includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft and arson. In 2009, Memphis, Tennessee had 47195 property crimes. The population in 2009 for Memphis was 667,421 in 2009; the number of violent crimes per 10k persons was 707.1. Looking back at the previous three years in Memphis, Tennessee, you will see that there were 56905 property crimes in 2006, 53959 in 2007 and 53839 in 2008.

A property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The property crime category includes arson because the offense involves the destruction of property; however, arson victims may be subjected to force. Because of limited participation and varying collection procedures by local agencies, only limited data are available for arson. Arson statistics are included in trend, clearance, and arrest tables throughout Crime in the United States, but they are not included in any estimated volume data. The arson section in this report provides more information on that offense. (UCR Definition)
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Property Crime - Memphis, TN
Year
2009
Population
667,421
Occurrences
47,195
Occurrences (per 10k)
707.1
Year
2008
Population
672,046
Occurrences
53,839
Occurrences (per 10k)
801.1
Year
2007
Population
669,264
Occurrences
53,959
Occurrences (per 10k)
806.2
Year
2006
Population
680,828
Occurrences
56,905
Occurrences (per 10k)
835.8
Memphis, TN Burglary Statistics
The total known offenses of burglary in Memphis, Tennessee in 2009 was 13943. Burglary is part of the violent crimes category. Based on the known offenses and its population of 667,421 in 2009 in 2009, Memphis, Tennessee had 208.9 occurrences of burglary per 10k persons. In Memphis there were 16450 burglary offenses in 2006, 14613 in 2007, and 15874 in 2008.

Burglary is defined in the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft. The use of force to gain entry is not required to classify an offense as a burglary. Burglary in the UCR program is categorized into three sub classifications: forcible entry, unlawful entry where no force is used, and attempted forcible entry. (UCR Definition)

Did you know that a burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds? In 2008, there were 2.4 billion burglaries in just the U.S.A! Property loss due to burglary totaled $4.3 billion in 2008, with an average loss of $1,991 per occurrence. You may qualify for a FREE home security system; simply fill out the form on the top of this page to get a free, no-obligation quote and protect yourself from being part of these statistics.
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Burglary - Memphis, TN
Year
2009
Population
667,421
Occurrences
13,943
Occurrences (per 10k)
208.9
Year
2008
Population
672,046
Occurrences
15,874
Occurrences (per 10k)
236.2
Year
2007
Population
669,264
Occurrences
14,613
Occurrences (per 10k)
218.3
Year
2006
Population
680,828
Occurrences
16,450
Occurrences (per 10k)
241.6
Memphis, TN Larceny Statistics
Memphis, Tennessee had 29059 offenses of larceny-theft reported to the police in 2009. With 667,421 in 2009 people living in Memphis that year, there were 435.4 occurrences per 10k persons. Based on the statistics from the FBI, there were 33736 larceny-thefts in 2006, 33146 in 2007 and 32548 in 2008.

Larceny-theft (except motor vehicle theft) is the unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. Examples are thefts of bicycles or automobile accessories, shoplifting, pocket-picking, or the stealing of any property or article which is not taken by force and violence or by fraud. Attempted larcenies are included. Embezzlement, confidence games, forgery, worthless checks, etc., are excluded. (UCR Definition)
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Larceny - Memphis, TN
Year
2009
Population
667,421
Occurrences
29,059
Occurrences (per 10k)
435.4
Year
2008
Population
672,046
Occurrences
32,548
Occurrences (per 10k)
484.3
Year
2007
Population
669,264
Occurrences
33,146
Occurrences (per 10k)
495.3
Year
2006
Population
680,828
Occurrences
33,736
Occurrences (per 10k)
495.5
Memphis, TN Motor Vehicle Crime Statistics
In 2009, Memphis, Tennessee law enforcement had 4193 motor vehicle thefts reported. With a population of 667,421 in 2009 in Memphis, there were 62.8 occurrences of motor vehicle theft per 10k persons. The total known offenses by law enforcement of this kind in 2006, 2007 and 2008 were 6719, 6200 and 5417, respectively.

Motor vehicle theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. The offense includes the stealing of automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, snowmobiles, etc. The taking of a motor vehicle for temporary use by persons having lawful access is excluded from this definition. (UCR Definition)
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Motor Vehicle Crime - Memphis, TN
Year
2009
Population
667,421
Occurrences
4,193
Occurrences (per 10k)
62.8
Year
2008
Population
672,046
Occurrences
5,417
Occurrences (per 10k)
80.6
Year
2007
Population
669,264
Occurrences
6,200
Occurrences (per 10k)
92.6
Year
2006
Population
680,828
Occurrences
6,719
Occurrences (per 10k)
98.7
Memphis, TN Arson Statistics
The total known offenses of arson in Memphis in 2009 was 333. Memphis, Tennessee had 5.0 occurrences of arson per 10k persons in a population of 667,421 in 2009. In Memphis, Tennessee, the known offenses of arson were 246 in 2006, 147 in 2007, and 190 in 2008.

Arson is any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc. (UCR Definition)
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Arson - Memphis, TN
Year
2009
Population
667,421
Occurrences
333
Occurrences (per 10k)
5.0
Year
2008
Population
672,046
Occurrences
190
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.8
Year
2007
Population
669,264
Occurrences
147
Occurrences (per 10k)
2.2
Year
2006
Population
680,828
Occurrences
246
Occurrences (per 10k)
3.6
*Disclaimer: Each year when the FBI crime statistics are published, we compile the rankings of cities and countries on our website. These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, or region. Because of this, these numbers sometimes lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that often create misleading perceptions adversely affecting communities and their residents. SecurityGuide.com is not responsible for the accuracy or incompleteness of these figures.
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