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Crime in Tennessee

This article refers to crime in the state of Tennessee.

State statistics

In 2010, 356 people were murdered in Tennessee.[1] In 2009 and 2010, Tennessee had the highest rate of violent gun crime of any US state.[2] In 2010, only Washington, D.C., had a higher rate of gun violence.[3] Tennessee came out highest in the nation in the rate at which its residents are victims of aggravated assaults with a firearm and fifth-worst in robberies.[4]

In 2008 there were 296,143 crimes reported in the state of Tennessee, including 408 murders.[5]

By location

Memphis

In 2006, the Memphis metropolitan area ranked number one in violent crimes for major cities around the U.S according to the FBI's annual crime rankings.[6] In 2001, 2005, 2006 and 2007, the Memphis metropolitan area ranked second most dangerous in the nation among cities with a population over 500,000. It also ranked as most dangerous in 2002.[7]

Jackson

According to Morgan Quitno's 2010 Metropolitan Crime Rate Rankings [8] the Jackson metropolitan area had the 13th highest crime rate in the United States. Jackson is the primary city within the wider Jackson metropolitan area.

The [9] In 2006, it had been listed as the 18th most dangerous.[10]

Policing

In 2008, Tennessee had 375 State and local law enforcement agencies.[11] Those agencies employed a total of 25,697 staff.[12] Of the total staff, 15,976 were sworn officers (defined as those with general arrest powers).[13]

Police ratio

In 2008, Tennessee had 256 police officers per 100,000 residents.[14]

Capital punishment laws

Capital punishment is applied in this state.[15]

References

  1. ^ 'Tennessee worst state for gun crime', Chattanooga Times Free Press, October 10th, 2011.
  2. ^ 'Tennessee worst state for gun crime', Chattanooga Times Free Press, October 10th, 2011.
  3. ^ 'Tennessee worst state for gun crime', Chattanooga Times Free Press, October 10th, 2011.
  4. ^ 'Tennessee worst state for gun crime', Chattanooga Times Free Press, October 10th, 2011.
  5. ^ http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/tncrime.htm
  6. ^ Conley, Christopher (September 27, 2007). "Memphis leads U.S. in violent crime". Commercial Appeal. Retrieved October 31, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Morgan Quitno 2007 Crime Rankings". Morganquitno.com. Retrieved July 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ http://os.cqpress.com/citycrime/2010/Metro_crime_ranking_2010-2011_hightolow.pdf
  9. ^ http://www.morganquitno.com/cit07pop.htm#metro
  10. ^ http://www.morganquitno.com/cit06pop.htm#METRO
  11. ^ U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, p.15
  12. ^ U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, p.15
  13. ^ U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, p.15
  14. ^ U.S. Department of Justice, Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008, p.15
  15. ^ http://www.religioustolerance.org/execut3.htm
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