Crime Trend in Kentucky

There were 9,701 violent crimes, 221 murders, 84,769 property crimes in 2019.

Violent crime in Kentucky

Number of violent crimes

Crime rates (rate per 100,000)

Year Violent crime Rate Source
2019 9,701 217.1 [51]
2018 9,719 217.9 [51]
2017 10,056 225.8 [52]
2016 10,452 235.6 [52]
2015 9,676 218.7 [53]
2014 9,495 215.2 [53]
2013 8,737 198.8 [54]
2012 9,852 224.9 [54]
2011 10,406 238.2 [55]
2010 10,604 243.9 [55]

Murder and non negligent manslaughter in Kentucky

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Murder Rate Source
2019 221 4.9 [51]
2018 250 5.6 [51]
2017 263 5.9 [52]
2016 265 6.0 [52]
2015 209 4.7 [53]
2014 164 3.7 [53]
2013 167 3.8 [54]
2012 201 4.6 [54]
2011 153 3.5 [55]
2010 188 4.3 [55]

The number of robberies in Kentucky

Number of murders

Murder rate (per 100,000)

Year Robberies Rate Source
2019 2,161 48.4 [51]
2018 2,469 55.3 [51]
2017 2,958 66.4 [52]
2016 3,371 76.0 [52]
2015 3,307 74.7 [53]
2014 3,343 75.8 [53]
2013 3,246 73.9 [54]
2012 3,547 81.0 [54]
2011 3,693 84.5 [55]
2010 3,748 86.2 [55]

The number of aggravated assaults in Kentucky

Number of aggravated assaults

Aggravated assault rate (per 100,000)

Year Aggravated assaults Rate Source
2019 5,747 128.6 [51]
2018 5,125 114.9 [51]
2017 5,174 116.2 [52]
2016 5,068 114.2 [52]
2015 4,668 105.5 [53]
2014 4,432 100.4 [53]
2013 4,198 95.5 [54]
2012 4,792 109.4 [54]
2011 5,097 116.7 [55]
2010 5,230 120.3 [55]

The number of property crimes in Kentucky

Number of property crimes

Property crime rate (per 100,000)

Year Property crimes Rate Source
2019 84,769 1897.4 [51]
2018 89,235 2000.3 [51]
2017 94,833 2129.1 [52]
2016 97,713 2202.7 [52]
2015 96,362 2177.6 [53]
2014 99,909 2264.2 [53]
2013 103,857 2362.9 [54]
2012 112,800 2575.5 [54]
2011 118,358 2708.8 [55]
2010 111,170 2557.3 [55]

The number of burglaries in Kentucky

Number of burglaries

Burglary rate (per 100,000)

Year Burglary Rate Source
2019 15,443 345.7 [51]
2018 17,462 391.4 [51]
2017 20,195 453.4 [52]
2016 20,932 471.9 [52]
2015 22,260 503.0 [53]
2014 23,426 530.9 [53]
2013 26,213 596.4 [54]
2012 29,877 682.2 [54]
2011 32,553 745.0 [55]
2010 30,443 700.3 [55]

The number of larceny thefts in Kentucky

Number of larceny thefts

Larceny theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Larceny Rate Source
2019 59,130 1323.5 [51]
2018 61,313 1374.4 [51]
2017 64,394 1445.7 [52]
2016 66,833 1506.6 [52]
2015 66,320 1498.7 [53]
2014 70,108 1588.8 [53]
2013 71,612 1629.3 [54]
2012 76,199 1739.8 [54]
2011 79,132 1811.1 [55]
2010 74,488 1713.5 [55]

The number of motor vehicle thefts in Kentucky

Number of motor vehicle thefts

Motor vehicle theft rate (per 100,000)

Year Vehicle theft Rate Source
2019 10,196 228.2 [51]
2018 10,460 234.5 [51]
2017 10,244 230.0 [52]
2016 9,948 224.3 [52]
2015 7,782 175.9 [53]
2014 6,375 144.5 [53]
2013 6,032 137.2 [54]
2012 6,724 153.5 [54]
2011 6,673 152.7 [55]
2010 6,239 143.5 [55]

crime rate = number / population * 100,000

FBI calculates the crime rates by using population data published by U.S. Census Bureau in all years.

The crime rates in all states

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