Reported Annual Crime In Independence

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime204n/a (estimate)7622,3962,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleIndependence/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.74.9
Rape6n/a22.433.738.6
Robbery2n/a7.574.7101.9
Assault3n/a11.2105.5237.8
Violent crime11n/a (estimate)41219373
Burglary40n/a149.4503.0491.4
Theft144n/a537.91,498.71,775.4
Vehicle theft9n/a33.6175.9220.2
Property crime193n/a (estimate)7212,1782,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Independence, KY. These figures on reported criminal activity in Independence, KY, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Independence, KY is 68% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Kentucky, and when compared with the national average, is 73% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Independence, KY has 81% lower than violent crime rate than Kentucky average, while remaining 89% lower than the national average. In property crime, Independence, KY is 67% lower than the average of Kentucky and is 71% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Independence is 73% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.09 daily crimes that occur in Independence.
  • Independence is safer than 89% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Independence you have a 1 in 132 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Independence has decreased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Independence (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Independence, KY per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Kentucky and on a national level. In Independence, KY the total number of daily crimes is 3.14 times less than the Kentucky average and 3.75 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Independence, KY is 5.32 times less than the Kentucky average and 9.07 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Independence, KY has a daily crime rate that is 3.02 times less than the Kentucky average and 3.45 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Independence (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Kentucky and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Independence, KY? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Independence, KY has been ranked safer than 65% of other cities in the state of Kentucky. In addition, Independence, KY is safer than 89% 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 Independence, KY. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Independence, KY is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Independence

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Independence is 1 in 2434
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Independence is 1 in 139
The chance of being a victim of crime in Independence is 1 in 132
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Independence, KY? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Independence, KY you have a 1 in 2434 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 139 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 132 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Independence, KY.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Independence, KY is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Independence, KY has decreased by 16% and the rate of property crime in Independence, KY has decreased by 6%. The total crime rate in Independence, KY has decreased by 7% year to year.

Independence police department

ItemIndependenceKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)325,359556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.32.83.3
There are a total of 32 Independence police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 54% less than the Kentucky average and 60.7% 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
Coldstream, OH1,31641363404
Verona, KY1,23237372409
Terrace Park, OH2,24946406452
Crestview Hills, KY3,31042415457
Crescent Springs, KY3,95856554610
Independence, KY25,63841721762

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Vineyard, CA25,6405503,3813,931
South Laurel, MD25,6335052,5573,062
Sandusky, OH25,6262183,4153,633
Hazelwood, MO25,6713433,4103,753
Woodstock, GA25,6721041,9022,006
Independence, KY25,63841721762
Source: The Independence, 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.