Tennessee Overview, Crime Rates, and Arrest Statistics
With a population of around 7 million, Tennessee is the 16th most populous state of the U.S. The state is Nicknamed The Volunteer State. Volunteer soldiers from the state played an important role in historic battles including the Battle of New Orleans. Tennessee’s capital, Nashville is also the state’s largest city. Other major cities include Murfreesboro, Knoxville, and Clarksville.
Tennessee State overview:
Tennessee’s homeownership rate is 65 percent, which is higher than the national average. The state’s median property value is lower than the national average. The median income of families in the state is lower than the national average. A substantial percentage of the families in the state have income in the range of $75,000-$100,000. Most families owning properties in the state have a property value in the range of $150,000-$175,000.
Elementary & secondary schools, restaurants & food services and hospitals are the largest employers in the state. Dentists, aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and physicians hold the highest paying jobs by average salary. Software publishing and coal mining are the highest paying industries in the state.
The average commute time for the state’s residents is around 24 minutes, which is significantly lower than the national average. On an average, a family owns two cars. A substantial percentage of the state’s working population drives to work.
Tennessee has a well-developed road network. The state is well connected to other U.S. states through a network of highways. Memphis International Airport, Nashville International Airport, and McGhee Tyson Airport are some major airports in the state. Memphis and Newbern, two major cities in the state are well connected to important cities such as Chicago and New Orleans by Amtrak. The city of Nashville is served by the Music Star Commuter rail service.
For every 49,676 female grad students in the state, there are 34,989 male grad students. General business administration & management, registered nursing, and general psychology are the most in-demand majors. In comparison to many other U.S. states, Tennessee has a larger number of students opting for bachelor’s degree in agricultural business operations. Most students in the state prefer graduating from public, 4-year or more colleges.
Around 97 percent of Nashville’s residents are U.S. citizens, which is higher than the national average. The population primarily comprises of whites, blacks, and Hispanics. The percentage of non-English speaking residents is lower than the national average. Spanish, Arabic, different African languages and Chinese are some popular non-English languages spoken in the state.
Tennessee Crime statistics:
The crime rate in Tennessee is around 35 per 1,000 people. The state's violent crime rate of 6.33 per 1,000 residents is higher than the national median of 4 per 1,000 people. The chances a person becoming a victim of a violent crime in Tennessee are 1 in 158. The state has a property crime rate of 28.54 per 1,000 residents, which is higher than the national median of 25.
The chances of a person becoming a victim of a property crime in the state are 1 in 35. Violent crimes primarily include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. Theft, burglary, and motor vehicle theft are different types of property crimes committed in the state. Around 17 crimes are reported per sq — the mile of the state, which is significantly lower than the national average of 32. Eagleville, Sunbright, Kingston Springs, and Minor Hill are some of the safest cities in the state. The overall crime rate in the state has been declining for the past 17 years. Law enforcement experts expect the positive trend to continue for coming years.