NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) —Nashville continues to grow and with that growth comes some negatives like an uptick in crime.
New data from Metro Police shows the most dangerous spots in the city right now.
Across the board, the Central Precinct of Metro Nashville Police, overseeing the downtown area, is seeing crime up this year overall. Aggravated assault is up more than 23 percent for that precinct.
However, in the county, aggravated assault is down 4 percent from last year.
According to Metro Police, here are the most dangerous spots right now:
- Opry Mills
- 3rd and Broadway
- East Thompson Lane
- Murfreesboro Pike
Downtown can be a fun place to be for tourists and locals alike. However, getting there via the Pedestrian Bridge is making some nervous.
This comes after news of a Ft. Campbell soldier and his friends who were assaulted on the bridge just last week.That soldier, John Duncan, was knocked out cold and had to be transported to the hospital. He told FOX 17 News he’s since underwent surgery for his injuries.
"The pedestrian bridge seems safe to me, and walking it so many times, you can tell you're being watched quite thoroughly," Nashvillian Jeff Koch told FOX 17 News when talking about safety on the bridge.
Four teenagers were arrested in that incident.Click here to learn more.
Metro Police said data shows total crime is up 6 percent this year, compared to the five-year average.