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Public Safety

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. Becoming one of the safest cities in America continues to be a top priority of Metro Government. Below you will find performance information for those departments that ensure Nashville and Davidson County’s public safety.

Safety In Numbers - Public Safety

Measure Source 2009 2010
Average time to dispatch ECC 2:02 2:41
Advanced Life Support response - urban Fire 7:39 7:37
Advanced Life Support response - suburban Fire 9:43 9:36
Advanced Life Support response - rural Fire 11:56 11:52
Fire Suppression response – urban Fire 4:41 4:40
Fire Suppression response - suburban Fire 6:03 6:01
Fire Suppression response - rural Fire 9:47 9:44
Total Part I crime rate per 100,000 persons Police 5,927 6,050
Total violent crimes reported Police 7,111 6,944
Total property crimes reported Police 30,177 30,507