Safe and Dangerous Places in Nashville
Located near Forest Hills is another area that tops the list of safe places in Nashville, Belle Meade. This is a mixed residential and commercial area with many shops and restaurants surrounding an area of luxury homes. With only six crimes in the month of August, Belle Meade has an excellent record. The few crimes that occurred happened during the day in public areas.
Even with these safe areas of the city, there are, of course, areas to avoid in Nashville. Like any city, crime seems to settle in certain places. If you are planning a trip to Nashville, note these more dangerous places so you can stay safe while you are here.
With 258 crimes in the month of August alone, East Nashville is another of the dangerous places in Nashville. Located east of downtown Nashville, this twelve square mile area is cradled in the bend of the Cumberland River and known for its high crime rate. Assaults, robberies, and car thefts are the most common, and they take place throughout the day. There are many special shops and restaurants in East Nashville. The safest way to visit them is to travel during the day and stay in public areas. Metro police suggest carrying a cell phone and a small can of mace. Most criminals are after money and will quickly flee if they meet resistance.
Another high crime area is the Antioch area, bounded by Nolensville Road on the west, Harding Road on the north, Old Hickory Boulevard on the south and Murfreesboro Pike on the east. This is a 24-square-mile area with more than 140 crimes in August alone. Most of the crimes are burglary, assault, and robbery. There were a few car thefts and illegal weapons found. These crimes occurred throughout the day, many in broad daylight. Like East Nashville, the key to navigating this area is to be careful. Travel in daylight and stay with a group. Keep a cell phone with you and stay in public places.
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