Reported Annual Crime In Owensboro

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOwensboro/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,308n/a (estimate)3,9382,3962,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOwensboro/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.74.9
Rape38n/a64.833.738.6
Robbery50n/a85.374.7101.9
Assault42n/a71.7105.5237.8
Violent crime130n/a (estimate)222219373
Burglary319n/a544.3503.0491.4
Theft1,749n/a2,984.21,498.71,775.4
Vehicle theft110n/a187.7175.9220.2
Property crime2,178n/a (estimate)3,7162,1782,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Owensboro, KY is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 64% higher than the average of crimes committed in Kentucky. It is also 38% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Owensboro, KY shows a crime rate that is 1% higher than the Kentucky average. The crime rate is also 40% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Owensboro, KY is shown to be 71% higher than the Kentucky average and 49% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Owensboro is 38% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.79 daily crimes that occur in Owensboro.
  • Owensboro is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Owensboro you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Owensboro has decreased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Owensboro (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Owensboro, KY per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Kentucky and on a national level. In Owensboro, KY the total number of daily crimes is 1.64 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.38 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Owensboro, KY is 1.01 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.68 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Owensboro, KY has a daily crime rate that is 1.71 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.49 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Owensboro (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Owensboro, KY in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Kentucky as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Owensboro, KY to other cities in the state and across the country, Owensboro, KY is 13% safer than other cities of Kentucky and 33% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Kentucky cities and all around the United States, Owensboro, KY has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Owensboro, KY crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Owensboro

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Owensboro is 1 in 451
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Owensboro is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Owensboro is 1 in 26
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Owensboro, 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 Owensboro, KY, then there is a 1 in 451 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 27. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 26 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Owensboro, KY.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Owensboro, 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 Owensboro, KY has increased by 7% and the rate of property crime in Owensboro, KY has decreased by 3%. The total crime rate in Owensboro, KY has decreased by 3% year to year.

Owensboro police department

ItemOwensboroKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1355,359556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.83.3
There are a total of 135 Owensboro police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.2% less than the Kentucky average and 28.4% 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
Lewisport, KY1,6560175175
Masonville, KY1,06088876964
Rockport, IN2,2792071,3841,591
Whitesville, KY4432832,8163,099
Calhoun, KY9342892,8703,158
Owensboro, KY58,0002223,7163,938

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Idaho Falls, ID57,9352832,7152,998
Dubuque, IA58,0682863,3163,603
Cedar Park, TX58,0881631,3731,536
Casper, WY57,8151392,7222,860
Bartlett, TN57,8053091,8622,171
Owensboro, KY58,0002223,7163,938
Source: The Owensboro, 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.