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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.

Tennessee Avg Violent Crime 2018 FBI

State of Tennessee Average Violent Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

Tennesee Avg Property Crime 2018 FBI

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.

What are the Top 10 Safest Cities in Tennessee?

(Population 5K +)

1.   Church Hill

2.   Signal Mountain

3.   Loudon

4.   Atoka

5.   Brentwood

6.   Greenbrier

7.   Oakland

8.   Jonesborough

9.   Kingston

10. Millersville

List of Tennesee’s Safest Cities

Church Hill, TN

Church Hill, TN

Population

6,664

Violent Crimes

3

Property Crimes

18

Signal Mountain, TN

Signal Mountain, TN

Population

8,602

Violent Crimes

6

Property Crimes

37

Loudon, TN

Loudon, TN

Population

5,815

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

47

Atoka, TN

Atoka, TN

Population

9,305

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

81

Brentwood, TN

Brentwood, TN

Population

43,507

Violent Crimes

35

Property Crimes

403

Greenbrier, TN

Greenbrier, TN

Population

6,899

Violent Crimes

24

Property Crimes

67

Oakland, TN

Oakland, TN

Population

8,107

Violent Crimes

3

Property Crimes

86

Jonesborough, TN

Jonesborough, TN

Population

5,446

Violent Crimes

12

Property Crimes

57

Kingston, TN

Kingston, TN

Population

5,794

Violent Crimes

17

Property Crimes

62

Millersville, TN

Millersville, TN

Population

6,914

Violent Crimes

22

Property Crimes

74

Make YOUR Home and Family Safer!

More of the Safest Cities in Tennessee

11-20

Mount Carmel

Spring Hill

Erwin

McKenzie

Franklin

Nolensville

Collegedale

Fairview

Germantown

Gallatin

31-40

Barylett

Soddy-Daisy

Dayton

Martin

Lenoir City

La Vergne

Milan

Red Bank

Harriman

Oak Ridge

21-30

Maryville

White House

Hendersonville

Portland

Henderson

Collierville

Mount Juliet

Munford

Lewisburg

Lafayette

41-50

Paris

Lebanon

Goodlettsville

Shelbyville

Tullahoma

Springfield

Bristol

Winchester

Humboldt

Columbia

Safest Cities in Tennessee – 20K+ Population

Tennessee Cities with the Lowest Crime Rates – Population 20K+

 

Larger cities have to deal with challenges that might not be as commonplace in smaller towns and communities. Consequently, The Home Security Advisor provides an additional category to recognize larger cities in Tennessee, with populations over 20,000 that have done a great job keeping their streets safe.

The vigilant efforts of local authorities can ensure that larger cities can be just as safe as smaller communities.  Even though some large metro areas might still have some of the safest neighborhoods in Tennessee, typically more urban areas will reflect higher crime rates. The following cities are among the safest larger communities in Tennessee.

 

Brentwood, TN

Brentwood, TN

Population

43,507

Violent Crimes

35

Property Crimes

403

Spring Hill, TN

Spring Hill, TN

Population

41,354

Violent Crimes

43

Property Crimes

446

Franklin, TN

Franklin, TN

Population

80,825

Violent Crimes

119

Property Crimes

982

Germantown, TN

Germantown, TN

Population

39,179

Violent Crimes

30

Property Crimes

605

Gallatin, TN

Gallatin, TN

Population

38,450

Violent Crimes

121

Property Crimes

538

Maryville, TN

Maryville, TN

Population

28,961

Violent Crimes

47

Property Crimes

480

Hendersonville,TN

Hendersonville, TN

Population

58,437

Violent Crimes

113

Property Crimes

914

Collierville, TN

Collierville, TN

Population

50,985

Violent Crimes

83

Property Crimes

868

Mount Juliet, TN

Mount Juliet, TN

Population

36,397

Violent Crimes

72

Property Crimes

630

Bartlett, TN

Bartlett, TN

Population

59,407

Violent Crimes

190

Property Crimes

1,119

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

 

To determine the safest cities in Tennesee, we analyzed the most recent (2018) 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).

In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

 

The Best Places to Live in Tennesee – Crime Ratings

 

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: October 22nd, 2019 by The Home Security Advisor

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