Reported Annual Crime In Columbia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime46n/a (estimate)9332,3962,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.74.9
Rape0n/a0.033.738.6
Robbery0n/a0.074.7101.9
Assault2n/a40.6105.5237.8
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)41219373
Burglary18n/a365.3503.0491.4
Theft25n/a507.31,498.71,775.4
Vehicle theft1n/a20.3175.9220.2
Property crime44n/a (estimate)8932,1782,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Columbia, KY for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Columbia, KY is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Columbia, KY crime rates are 61% lower than in comparison to the Kentucky mean and are 67% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Columbia, KY has a rate that is 81% lower than the Kentucky average; compared to the United States, it is 89% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Columbia, KY is 59% lower than its state's mean, and 64% lower than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbia is 67% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.56 daily crimes that occur in Columbia.
  • Columbia is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 108 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbia has decreased by 20%.

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Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Columbia, KY on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Kentucky. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Columbia, KY (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Kentucky state wide, are 2.57 times less than the state average and 3.06 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Columbia, KY on a daily bases are 5.39 times less than than Kentucky average and 9.18 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Columbia, KY are 2.44 times less than the daily state average and 2.79 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Columbia (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Kentucky and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Columbia, KY? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Columbia, KY has been ranked safer than 62% of other cities in the state of Kentucky. In addition, Columbia, KY is safer than 87% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Kentucky and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Columbia, KY. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Columbia, KY is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 2465
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 113
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 108
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Columbia, KY? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Columbia, KY your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2465. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 113 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Columbia, KY is 1 in 108.

Year Over Year Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Columbia, KY is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Columbia, KY has decreased by 38%, the amount of property crime in Columbia, KY has decreased by 19%, and the total amount of crime in Columbia, KY has decreased by 20% year to year.

Columbia police department

ItemColumbiaKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)135,359556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.83.3
There are a total of 13 Columbia police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.4% greater than the Kentucky average and 10.9% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Kentucky

StateTotal offendersKentucky /100KNational /100K
Kentucky6,639162222
There are a total of 6,639 sex offenders in Kentucky. This yields a total of 162 sex offenders in Kentucky per 100,000 residents which is 27% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Jamestown, KY2,02755549604
Russell Springs, KY2,469401,7401,779
Greensburg, KY2,4421412,4492,591
Columbia, KY4,79241893933

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Edwardsville, PA4,7922901,6681,958
New Roads, LA4,7913502,1712,520
Walkertown, NC4,7902391,8912,130
Peppermill Village, MD4,7953821,9332,315
Lake Sarasota, FL4,7952901,7642,053
Columbia, KY4,79241893933
Source: The Columbia, KY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.