Reported Annual Crime In Lexington-Fayette

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLexington-Fayette/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,449n/a (estimate)4,2822,3962,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLexington-Fayette/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder15n/a4.84.74.9
Rape163n/a51.933.738.6
Robbery511n/a162.774.7101.9
Assault355n/a113.0105.5237.8
Violent crime1,044n/a (estimate)332219373
Burglary2,505n/a797.6503.0491.4
Theft8,901n/a2,834.01,498.71,775.4
Vehicle theft999n/a318.1175.9220.2
Property crime12,405n/a (estimate)3,9502,1782,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Lexington-Fayette, KY is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Lexington-Fayette, KY. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Lexington-Fayette, KY averages 79% higher than the rest of Kentucky while the rate of crime on a national scale is 50% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Lexington-Fayette, KY is 52% higher than the average rate of crime in Kentucky and 11% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 81% higher than the remainder of the state of Kentucky and 59% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Lexington-Fayette, KY area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lexington-Fayette is 50% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.73 daily crimes that occur in Lexington-Fayette.
  • Lexington-Fayette is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lexington-Fayette you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lexington-Fayette has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Lexington-Fayette (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Lexington-Fayette, KY per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Kentucky as well as national figures. In Lexington-Fayette, KY the total number of daily crimes is 1.79 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.50 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Lexington-Fayette, KY are 1.52 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.12 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Lexington-Fayette, KY has a daily crime rate that is 1.81 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.59 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Lexington-Fayette (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Kentucky and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Lexington-Fayette, KY? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Lexington-Fayette, KY has been ranked safer than 9% of other cities in the state of Kentucky. In addition, Lexington-Fayette, KY is safer than 25% 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 Lexington-Fayette, KY. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Lexington-Fayette, KY is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lexington-Fayette

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lexington-Fayette is 1 in 301
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lexington-Fayette is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lexington-Fayette is 1 in 24
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Lexington-Fayette, KY? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Lexington-Fayette, KY, then there is a 1 in 301 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 26. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 24 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Lexington-Fayette, KY.

Year Over Year Crime In Lexington-Fayette (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Lexington-Fayette, KY is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Lexington-Fayette, KY has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 1% in Lexington-Fayette, KY, while property crimes in Lexington-Fayette, KY have increased by 2%. Crimes in total for Lexington-Fayette, KY have increased by 1% year over year.

Lexington-Fayette police department

ItemLexington-FayetteKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6045,359556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.83.3
There are a total of 604 Lexington-Fayette police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.3% less than the Kentucky average and 38.8% 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
Midway, KY1,68860596656
Wilmore, KY5,99532939971
Paris, KY9,7461641,9192,083
High Bridge, KY1462522,5102,762
Georgetown, KY30,3491702,9343,105
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,4733323,9504,282

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Pittsburgh, PA306,0457063,2243,931
Anchorage, AK298,1781,0713,9174,988
Stockton, CA297,2231,3524,2635,615
Cincinnati, OH297,1179255,5106,435
Corpus Christi, TX312,6806453,4664,111
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,4733323,9504,282
Source: The Lexington-Fayette, 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.