How safe is Memphis, TN?

The metro area contains a high level of poverty and has crime rates significantly above the national average.

Crime Index

Index Score: 3.0 /10

How we calculate this.


Memphis has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2017

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Memphis, TN

1168.3

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Memphis
Charlotte, NC

416.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

443.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

283.0

Lower than average crime
Memphis, TN

4176.7

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Memphis
Charlotte, NC

2731.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

2771.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

1877.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.