A list compiled by BackgroundChecks.org has ranked Germantown and Collierville as the 1st and 2nd safest cities in Tennessee.

Using FBI crime statistics, backgroundchecks.org calculates a “safety index” through the following method:

  1. Cities with populations over 10,000 are selected for the ranking.
  2. Violent and property crime rates are calculated by dividing the crime numbers by the population to get rates per 1,000.
  3. The ratio of law enforcement is calculated per 1,000.
  4. These are weighted with -50% for the violent crime rate, -25% for the property crime rate, and +25% for the law enforcement rate.
  5. The final metric gives a safety index score to the cities; the higher the index, the safer the city.

To view the list and posting in full, please visit: https://backgroundchecks.org/safest-cities-in-tennessee.html