Brentwood, a city of 37,000, took the top spot on the ranking and was named as the safest place to live in Tennessee with a violent crime rate of 44.2 and a mere .08-percent chance of being affected by a property crime. According to our local news at the Brentwood home page, on online newspaper
Williamson County cities, including Brentwood, Franklin and Spring Hill, were ranked in the top five safest cities in Tennessee according to www.BackgroundChecks.org.
Franklin, home to 68,800 residents, was ranked third. residents have a 1.5-percent chance of being affected by property crime.
Spring Hill was ranked 5th, residents had 1.2-percent chance of being affected by a property crime.
The ranking was compiled based on FBI violent crime statistics and propriety BackgroundChecks.org research data. Rates are normalized per 100,000 residents with the state average being 608 for violent crime and 3,061 for property crime. Rates are calculated by dividing the number of crimes by the population, and multiplying that quotient by 100,000.