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Safest Cities in Tennessee

The Top 50 Safest Cities in Tennessee

Tennessee’s Safest Cities 

From the Grand Ole Opry  to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Tennessee is known as a mecca for the country music scene.  Not to be outdone by Dollywood, Beale Street and Graceland round out the music lovers’ appetite for blues and rock-n-roll.

But how does this state, renowned for it’s historical and music contributions, fare when it comes to the safety of its proud citizens?

The state crime ratings are listed below.

Safest Cities in Tennessee - Average Violent Crimes

State of Tennessee Average Violent Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

State of Tennessee Property Crime

State of Tennessee Average Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

Although these numbers don’t rank Tennesse among the top ranks of safest states, Tennessee has a great number number of communities with great  reputations for low crime rates which are well below these numbers.  Following are the top cities with populations above 5,000 which have been recognized as the safest cities in Tennessee.

Church Hill, TN

Church Hill, TN

Population

6,714

Violent Crimes

12

Property Crimes

28

Signal Mountain, TN

Signal Mountain, TN

Population

8,577

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

37

Mount Carmel, TN

Mount Carmel, TN

Population

5,424

Violent Crimes

10

Property Crimes

37

Greenbrier, TN

Greenbrier, TN

Population

6,807

Violent Crimes

27

Property Crimes

59

Millersville, TN

Millersville, TN

Population

6,748

Violent Crimes

28

Property Crimes

60

Spring Hill, TN

Spring Hill, TN

Population

37,599

Violent Crimes

72

Property Crimes

313

Brentwood, TN

Brentwood, TN

Population

42,739

Violent Crimes

25

Property Crimes

397

Oakland, TN

Oakland, TN

Population

7,670

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

75

Erwin, TN

Erwin, TN

Population

5,959

Violent Crimes

7

Property Crimes

62

Atoka, TN

Atoka, TN

Population

9,176

Violent Crimes

19

Property Crimes

101

More of the Safest Cities in Tennessee

11-20

Collegedale

Loudon

Germantown

Henderson

Nolensville

Gallatin

Jonesborough

Mount Julien

Mumford

Collierville

31-40

Soddy-Daisy

Maryville

Martin

McKenzie

Red Bank

Smyrna

Jefferson City

Lenoir City

Oak Ridge

Columbia

21-30

Hendersonville

Kingston

Franklin

White House

Bartlett

Fairview

Lewisburg

La Vergne

Portland

Goodlettsville

41-50

Lebanon

Lexington

Springfield

Shelbyville

Milan

Bristol

Humboldt

Dayton

Greeneville

Tullahoma

Methodology – How we selected the Top 50 Safest Cities in Tennessee

To determine the safest cities in Tennessee, we analyzed the most recent (2016) FBI Uniform Crime Report figures for cities with a population of 5,000 or more, who reported their crime stats.

We considered both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder,rape and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft).  These figures were weighted to reflect the severity of the crime.  Violent crimes were factored by .60 and property crimes by .40.

This number was then divided by the population of the community and normalized the statistical finding to weighted crimes per 100,000.

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a strong statistical indicator of the overall safety of the community. If you are considering relocating to Tennessee, these communities are among the top safest cities in which one could reside.

However, it is important to understand that not all cities report their data…and that certain areas within any city may be much safer than others.  This is especially true in larger metropolitan areas.  Consequently, one should investigate individual neighborhoods within the community communicate with local law enforcement to get a better picture of the safety on a local neighborhood level.

For more tips on keeping your home and family safer, we recommend you take a look at out our Guide to Personal Safety, Tips for Home Security…and consider a top rated professionally monitored home security system.

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Safest Cities in Tennessee was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by Mike HSA
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