Youth Violence in Nashville

“Violence continues to be clustered in the most impoverished and segregated neighborhoods in Nashville. There were 16,955 violent incidents in the past five years, Three of the 35 council districts in Nashville each had over 1,000 violent incidents. These are districts 2 (1,195), 19 (1,732) and 21 (1,262), which collectively make up North Nashville and account for 25% of the 16,955 incidents”.

  • The Nashville Youth Violence Summit Report (p. 10)

Violent Crime:

Violent crimes can take many forms but most statistics use the FBI’s definitions from the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). These crimes include, non-negligent homicide, forcible rape, aggravated assault, and robbery.

Property Crime:

The majority of all crimes are against property. Property crimes are defined by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) as burglary, larceny/theft, auto-theft, and arson.

Table 1: Youth Crime Rates per 100,000 Youth under 18
Year Youth Population Youth Homicide Rate Youth Non-Fatal Gunshot Victim Rate Youth Violent Crime Rate
2010 136,769 2.9 15.4 530.1
2011 138,186 1.4 18.1 638.3
2012 140,772 4.3 13.5 680.5
2013 142,887 3.5 11.2 664.9
2014 144,525 0.7 14.5 725.8

Locations of Gun Violence

-Total Population, Homicide Rate, and Violent Crime Rate sourced from Annual Crime Analysis Report of 2016 Crime Statistics, MNPD, Strategic Development Division.

-Youth Population sourced from US Census Bureau Factfinder. PEPAGESEX-Geography-Davidson County, Tennessee: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Selected Age Groups by Sex.

-Non-Fatal Gunshot Victim Rate, Youth Homicide Rate, Youth Non-Fatal Gunshot Victim Rate, and Youth Violent Crime Rate sourced from MNPD ARMS on 11/15/2017.

-Additional Notes: “Violent Crimes” refer only to the categories of homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Information is sourced from incident reports using UCR definitions and reporting guidelines, based on the date when the crime was reported.