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Public Safety - Safety in Numbers

Nashville Fire TrucksPublic Safety in Nashville and Davidson County continues to remain a top priority. Assuring public safety is one of the basic expectations citizens have of government. This speaks to the ability of public safety organizations to communicate and respond to emergencies, prevent and reduce the occurrence of fires, and impact crime at every level and age group. Boasting a continued reduction in crime and the lowest crime rate in 12 years, law enforcement agencies continue to use resources not only to address and investigate crime after it occurs, but also to provide proactive and community-based services focused on crime prevention and community safety.

Measure Source 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Average time to dispatch ECC 2:41 2:23 2:08 1:39 1:31
Average time to answer 911 calls ECC 8 seconds 9 seconds 5 seconds 6 seconds 8 seconds
Total EMS Incidents Fire 82,559 85,546 81,970 82,331 75,488
Total Fire Incidents Fire 29,348 31,348 18,401 18,526 22,877
Average response time to fire incidents Fire 5:45 5:51 5:48 4:55 4:37
Total violent crimes reported Police 6,786 6,901 7,914 7,365 5,585
Total property crimes reported Police 30,137 30,533 28,041 26,162 17,531

For more information on Metro's Performance, please contact Dustin Owens at 615-880-2117 or contact the department directly.