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Check Sex Offender Registry by Contacting:

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
Sexual Offender Registry
901 R S Gass Blvd.
Nashville, TN   37216

p (888) 837-4170     f (615) 744-4655

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
TN Open Records Information Srvs
901 R S Gass Blvd
Nashville, TN   37216

p (615) 744-4057     f (615) 744-4289

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Tennessee Department of Corrections
Rachel Jackson Building, Ground Fl
320 6th Avenue, N.
Nashville, TN   37243-0465

p (615) 741-1000     f (615) 532-1497

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Tennessee Crime Stats

Tennessee Criminal Records Statistics

Tennessee Criminal Records Statistics

Recorded crime total for 2006: 228,458

Number of crimes per capita: 6,721.1

Most "dangerous" Tennessee city: Berry Hill

Crime Threat Level: 8

Other states with a crime threat level of 8:
Delaware - Florida - Louisiana - North Carolina

Tennessee Criminal Activity Breakdown

Tennessee Criminal Activity Breakdown

Murders: 332
Rapes: 1,610
Robberies: 10,579
Assaults: 24,588
Property Crime: 129,836

Tennessee exceeds the national average in:
Murder, Rape, Robbery, Assult, Burglary, Theft, Vehicle Theft

Free Tennessee Background Checks and Criminal Records

Despite its beauty and popularity, the state of Tennessee has some of the highest per capita crime statistics in the country. With a crime index rating of 8, the highest possible, Tennessee exceeds the national average in almost every crime statistic. That's why you need to perform criminal background checks to protect your family and your business.

With FREE Background Checks USA, you can get all of the information you need in a jiffy. Instead of having to track down all of the information by hand, the good folks at FREE Background Checks USA do the work for you.

If you still want to do your background check by yourself, you can contact the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Sexual Offender Registry, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation TN Open Records Information Services, the Tennessee Department of Corrections in addition to other departments, as well.

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Tips on tennessee Background Searches

You may desire to access Tennessee criminal records or crime data for personal or professional reasons. If you are moving into a new neighborhood, you might search for property crime rates or other statistics. A lot of employers these days conduct background checks prior to hiring candidates for certain positions within companies.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation website can be particularly helpful regarding Tennessee criminal records and detailed background checks. Through this website, interested parties can complete an electronic form or download a Criminal History Background Check Application. If an electronic form is submitted, the results are sent via email. The results may also be faxed if a number is provided. If no email address of fax number is provided, the report will be sent via registered mail. The fee for the inquiry is just under $30, and may be paid using a credit card, money order or cashier’s check at the time of request.

If a request is made for a background check on an individual with no criminal history on record, the inquiry will result in a letter stating that the person has a clean record.

The Tennessee department of corrections has an archive of state crime statistics available for download.