11 Middle Tennessee cities ranked in top 25 safest in the state

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Posted at 2:28 PM, Nov 06, 2019

(WTVF) — Church Hill, Tennessee is the safest city in the state, according to new research by Security Baron.

Security Baron, a website devoted to home, property and cyber security reviews and news, analyzed FBI rankings of crime rates to come up with the list of the state's safest cities.

The site looked crime rates including murder, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft and arson along with population and median income.

Eleven Middle Tennessee cities made the top 25 on the list: Brentwood, Spring Hill, Greenbrier, Nolensville, Franklin, Gallatin, Fairview, Hendersonville, Mount Juliet, Portland and White House.

Of Tennessee's five largest cities, only Clarksville made the top 50 on the list at No. 37. Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Memphis fell behind at No. 61, No. 79, No. 83 and No. 91, respectively.

The city claiming the top spot in safety has a negative violent crime tend at -1.05 and is home to 6,739 people in 2,817 households where the median income is $43,688.

Newport, Tennessee landed at the bottom of the list, just one below Memphis. With a population of 6,816 people, the city has a violent crime rate of 14.67 per 1,000 residents. Newport is just under 50 miles east of Knoxville.

The top fifty cities are listed below:

  1. Church Hill
  2. Signal Mountain
  3. Oakland
  4. Brentwood
  5. Mount Carmel
  6. Spring Hill
  7. Millersville
  8. Atoka
  9. Germantown
  10. Loudon
  11. Greenbrier
  12. Nolensville
  13. Franklin
  14. Collegedale
  15. Gallatin
  16. Kingston
  17. Erwin
  18. Fairview
  19. Hendersonville
  20. Mount Juliet
  21. Collierville
  22. Munford
  23. McKenzie
  24. Portland
  25. White House
  26. Jonesborough
  27. Maryville
  28. Bartlett
  29. Soddy-Daisy
  30. Henderson
  31. Dayton
  32. Martin
  33. Lewisburg
  34. Oak Ridge
  35. Smyrna
  36. Lenoir City
  37. Clarksville
  38. Lebanon
  39. Bristol
  40. Murfreesboro
  41. Lafayette
  42. Goodlettsville
  43. Tullahoma
  44. Red Bank
  45. Shelbyville
  46. Greeneville
  47. Milan
  48. Harriman
  49. Bolivar
  50. Springfield

To see the full list of the 92 cities in Tennessee ranked by safety, click here.