Reported Annual Crime In Columbus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,358 (estimate)2,3962,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbus/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a4.74.9
Rapen/an/an/a33.738.6
Robberyn/an/an/a74.7101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a105.5237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)307 (estimate)219373
Burglaryn/an/an/a503.0491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,498.71,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a175.9220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,051 (estimate)2,1782,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbus is 17% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.2 daily crimes that occur in Columbus.
  • Columbus is safer than 32% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbus you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbus has increased by 18%.

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Daily Crime In Columbus (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbus is 1 in 326
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbus is 1 in 33
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbus is 1 in 30

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

Columbus police department

ItemColumbusKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a5,359556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.83.3

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
Bardwell, KY783000
Hickman, KY2,4551281,2731,401
Clinton, KY1,40601,4191,419
Charleston, MO5,9058131,9982,811
Wickliffe, KY6253002,9823,281
Columbus, KY1823073,0513,358

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lamar Heights, MO1826423,6884,331
Big Creek, MS1823893,9964,385
Thornhill, KY18288880968
Latty, OH1823623,2073,569
Bowles, CA1825923,6384,230
Columbus, KY1823073,0513,358
Source: The Columbus, 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.