In this analysis, AdvisorSmith examined the safest cities and communities in the state of Tennessee, using the most recent data from the FBI. This data set was released in the fall of 2019 and contains information about crimes reported in 2018. Crimes reported in this data set include property crime such as burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft, as well as violent crimes such as rape, robbery, assault, and murder. AdvisorSmith created a proprietary crime score which weighs more serious crimes more heavily to determine the safest cities and towns in Tennessee.
This study divided cities and towns in Tennessee based upon their population. Cities and towns with under 10,000 residents were compared, and we labeled these communities towns. We labeled cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 residents as midsize cities, and the six cities in Tennessee with over 100,000 residents were compared as large cities. This study included six large cities, 48 midsize cities, and 168 towns.
For large cities Murfreesboro ranked as the best out of 6. For mid-size cities Brentwood was #1. Tullahoma Ranked 26, McMinnville 28, Manchester 30 and Shelbyville 32 out of 49 cities.
For small cities Church Hill was ranked first out of 168. Cowan was 68, Woodbury 69, Tracy City 115, Estill Springs 124, Decherd 130, Monteagle 132, Winchester 133 and Fayetteville 156.