Louisville, KY Crime Rates & Statistics

Louisville crime information

StatisticLouisville /100KKentucky /100KNational /100K
Violent crime614223387
Property crime4,8032,5532,859
Total crime index5,4182,7763,246
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  • The Louisville crime index is 95% higher than the Kentucky average and and the Kentucky crime index is 14% lower than the National average.
  • The Louisville violent crime rate is 175% higher than the Kentucky average and and the Kentucky violent crime rate is 42% lower than the National average.
  • The Louisville property crime rate is 88% higher than the Kentucky average and and the Kentucky property crime rate is 10% lower than the National average.

Louisville police department

ItemLouisvilleKentuckyNational
Total police officers1,4535,239511,598
Police officers /1000 residents2.32.72.8
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There are a total of 1,453 Louisville police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 13.4% less than the Kentucky average and 18.1% less than the National average.

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  • Louisville is safer than 7.3% of the cities in the nation.
  • The crime rate in Louisville is less than 5% of the cities in Kentucky.
  • The chance of being a victim of a crime in Louisville is 1 in 19.
  • The chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Louisville is 1 in 163.
  • The chance of being a victim of a property crime in Louisville is 1 in 21.

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Louisville violent crime breakdown

CrimeLouisvilleLouisville /100KKentucky /100KNational /100K
Murder48755
Rape227342927
Robbery1,64324781113
Assault2,168326108242

Louisville property crime breakdown

CrimeLouisvilleLouisville /100KKentucky /100KNational /100K
Burglary8,1271,222675670
Theft21,5603,2411,7251,959
Vehichle theft2,262340152230

Sex offenders in Kentucky

StateTotal offendersKentucky /100KNational /100K
Kentucky6,098149192

There are a total of 6,098 sex offenders in Kentucky. This yields a total of 149 sex offenders in Kentucky per 100,000 residents which is 23% less than the national average.

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Neighborhoods in & around Louisville, KY

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
Shelby Park, Louisville0.3University, Louisville1.2
Merriwether, Louisville0.5Highlands, Louisville1.4
Old Louisville, Louisville0.6Phoenix Hill, Louisville1.5
Schnitzelburg, Louisville0.8Tyler Park, Louisville1.6
Smoketown Jackson, Louisville0.9Central Business District, Louisville1.7
Germantown, Louisville1Park Hill, Louisville1.8
Limerick, Louisville1Audubon, Louisville1.9
Saint Joseph, Louisville1.1Algonquin, Louisville2
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Cities near Louisville, KY

CityMilesCityMiles
Louisville, KY0Indian Hills, KY5.9
Audubon Park, KY2St. Matthews, KY6
Shively, KY4.4Oak Park, IN6.2
Jeffersonville, IN4.7Buechel, KY6.4
West Buechel, KY5.2New Albany, IN6.4
Newburg, KY5.4Windy Hills, KY6.6
St. Dennis, KY5.7Beechwood Village, KY6.7
Clarksville, IN5.8Woodlawn Park, KY6.7
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