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Memphis, Tennessee, violent crime, on a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100, is 93. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The US average is 41.4.

Memphis, Tennessee, property crime, on a scale from 1 (low) to 100, is 72. Property crime includes the offenses of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The object of the theft-type offenses is the taking of money or property, but there is no force or threat of force against the victims. The US average is 43.5.

  CRIMEMemphis, TennesseeUnited States
  Violent Crime  9341.4
  Property Crime  72.143.5


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Crime and racism is awful here. I have lived here more than 40 years and still looking forward to re-locating when I... (read more)
my hometown
I've live in Memphis my whole life and can't wait to be able to leave to help make sure I don't have to constantly keep my doors locked. There's parts of town that I... (read more)
Fear of crime
I live in the city in a Midtown historic neighborhood called evergreen Most of the crime in Memphis unfortunately is in the lower socioeconomic neighborhoods and is... (read more)
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Not as bad as it sounds
I can understand the criticism, but honestly, I love Memphis. It is a city with personality, the place itself and the people. Crime is worse in many other cities than... (read more)
In one place too Long...
I'm going to keep this short and simple when you get the opportunity to move somewhere with much better opportunities do it you only... (read more)
re: Memphis wonderful city for African-Americans -
After having lived in memphis now for two years I would not recommend it. Memphis takes a while to reveal itself to you. The city is rundown, backwards thinking, racist... (read more)
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