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Crime Report for Memphis,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Memphis, is 2.9 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Memphis Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Memphis, has a violent crime rate of 90 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 695 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Memphis 90
MI 695
National 676

Memphis, is in the 27% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 27% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 27% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Memphis, or said another way, 73% of cities in have crime rates higher than Memphis.


  Review crime rate data for Memphis,

Crime Memphis MI Nation
Violent Crime Total 90.0 695.3 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 8.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 0.0 42.5 31.1
Robbery Rate 0.0 201.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 90.0 443.1 315
Property Crime Total 4950.5 3491.2 3726.9
Burglary 990.1 909.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 3780.4 2120.1 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 180.0 505.2 382.3
Arson 0.0 36.9 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Memphis, has a property crime rate of 4950.5 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 3491.2 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Memphis 4950.5
MI 3491.2
National 3727



Memphis Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 91
National Percentile Rank - 86