Best Home Security Companies in Memphis
HistoryMemphis is the youngest of all of the cities in Tennessee, founded in 1819. Residents of Memphis are known as Memphians. It was named after the ancient capital of Egypt which was placed along the river Nile. During the 19th century, Memphis was a well developed trade and transport hub because it was virtually flood prove, as it is located high above the Mississippi river.It was also a rich agricultural cite and was a main contributor to the export of cotton. Memphis also had the world's largest mule market. Memphis in May is a month long celebration which promotes and fosters Memphis heritage. Their are four main events; the Beale Street Music Festival, International week, The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Great River Run. There are many festivals throughout the rest of the year highlighting many other cultures, film, arts and music.
PopulationMemphis has a population of 653,450 as of 2013 estimates. This makes it that largest city in Tennessee. It is the largest city that sits on the Mississippi river, the third largest in the greater southeastern United States, and the 23rd largest in the United States. The Memphis Metropolitan area is home to nearly 1.4 million residents which makes it the second largest metro area in Tennessee behind Nashville.
Crime RatesMemphis has some of the highest crime rates in the nation. In terms of violent crime, Memphis has the second highest violent crime rate following Detroit only. For every 100,000 residents in Memphis during 2014, 1,740.5 people were victims of violent crime. Other notable statistics include" 21.4 murders, 76 rapes, 1,141 assaults, 5,988 victims of property crimes, 1,748 burglaries, 3,785 cases of larceny/theft.
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