Police Shootings and Violent Crime Statistics in Tennessee

Tennessee has a population of 6,651,089. In the year 2020, 27 people were killed by police in Tennessee, that number decreased 18.18% over the previous year. The state ranks in the #3 position in violent crimes per 100k population, and #21 in total police killings per 100k people. The largest minority in the state are Blacks which represent 16.65 percent of the population followed by Hispanics at 5.3%. You are 5.29 times more likely to get killed by a police officer if you are black in the state of Tennessee.

Tennessee

Police Killings

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 33
  • 22
  • 11
  • 0
General Statistics (2020 est)
State Population 6,651,089
Black Population 1,107,218
Black Population % 16.65%
White Population 4,924,145
White Population % 74.04%
Hispanic Population 352,402
Hispanic Population % 5.3%
Police Killings (2013-2020)
Total killed by police 178
Blacks killed by police 41
Whites killed by police 116
Hispanics killed by police 5
Crime Statistics (2020 est)
Violent Crime Rate 623.7 per 100k
Incarceration Rate 553.0 per 100k
Poverty Rate 15.3%
Most dangerous city Memphis