Louisville, KY Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Louisville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLouisville/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime32,424n/a (estimate)4,8312,5733,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLouisville/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder48n/a745
Rape160n/a243725
Robbery1,427n/a21374109
Assault2,009n/a29996229
Violent crime3,644n/a (estimate)543210368
Burglary6,920n/a1,031596610
Theft19,835n/a2,9561,6291,899
Vehicle theft2,025n/a302137221
Property crime28,780n/a (estimate)4,2882,3632,731

A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Louisville, 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 Louisville, 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 Louisville, KY averages 87% higher than the rest of Kentucky while the rate of crime on a national scale is 55% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Louisville, KY is 158% higher than the average rate of crime in Kentucky and 47% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 81% higher than the remainder of the state of Kentucky and 57% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Louisville, KY area.

The overall crime rate in Louisville is 55% higher than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 13.24 daily crimes that occur in Louisville.
Louisville is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States.
In Louisville you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Louisville has decreased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Louisville (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Louisville, 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 Louisville, KY (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Kentucky state wide, are 1.88 times more than than the state average and 1.56 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Louisville, KY on a daily bases are 2.59 times more than than Kentucky average and 1.48 times more than than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Louisville, KY are 1.81 times more than than the daily state average and 1.57 times more than than the daily national numbers.

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How Safe is Louisville (higher is better)

How safe is Louisville, KY compared to other cities in Kentucky and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Louisville, KY is safer than 2% of the cities in Kentucky and 11% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Kentucky and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Louisville, KY. Overall, Louisville, KY is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Louisville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Louisville is 1 in 185
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Louisville is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Louisville is 1 in 21

Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Louisville, KY? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Louisville, KY, you have a 1 in 185 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 24. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Louisville, KY is 1 in 21.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Louisville, 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 Louisville, KY has decreased by 9% and the rate of property crime in Louisville, KY has decreased by 0%. The total crime rate in Louisville, KY has decreased by 1% year to year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Heritage Creek, KY1,04409191
Strathmoor Village, KY6550304304
St. Regis Park, KY1,47618300318
Barbourmeade, KY1,34218300318
Pewee Valley, KY1,4930336336
Louisville, KY597,2315434,2884,831

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Milwaukee, WI594,3281,3644,4965,860
Denver, CO604,3566303,6544,283
Washington, DC605,7591,2194,5745,793
Nashville, TN605,8591,0403,8484,888
Las Vegas, NV587,6997583,1973,955
Louisville, KY597,2315434,2884,831

Louisville police department

ItemLouisvilleKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,4235,359504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.83.3

There are a total of 1,423 Louisville police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.4% less than the Kentucky average and 34.6% 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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.