Reported Annual Crime In Paducah

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePaducah/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,516n/a (estimate)6,0722,3962,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePaducah/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a4.04.74.9
Rape11n/a44.133.738.6
Robbery35n/a140.274.7101.9
Assault30n/a120.2105.5237.8
Violent crime77n/a (estimate)308219373
Burglary155n/a620.8503.0491.4
Theft1,232n/a4,934.31,498.71,775.4
Vehicle theft52n/a208.3175.9220.2
Property crime1,439n/a (estimate)5,7632,1782,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Paducah, KY. These figures on reported criminal activity in Paducah, 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 Paducah, KY is 153% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Kentucky, and when compared with the national average, is 112% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Paducah, KY has 41% higher than violent crime rate than Kentucky average, while remaining 17% lower than the national average. In property crime, Paducah, KY is 165% higher than the average of Kentucky and is 132% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Paducah is 112% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.64 daily crimes that occur in Paducah.
  • Paducah is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Paducah you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Paducah has increased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Paducah (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Paducah, KY for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Kentucky as well as those across America as a whole. The Paducah, KY total amount of daily offenses is 2.53 times more than the Kentucky average and 2.12 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Paducah, KY is 1.41 times more than the Kentucky average, and it is 1.21 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Paducah, KY has a daily crime figure that is 2.65 times more than the Kentucky average and 2.32 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Paducah (higher is better)

How safe is Paducah, KY compared to other cities in Kentucky and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Paducah, KY is safer than 1% of the cities in Kentucky and 16% 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 Paducah, KY. Overall, Paducah, KY is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Paducah

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Paducah is 1 in 325
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Paducah is 1 in 18
The chance of being a victim of crime in Paducah is 1 in 17
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Paducah, KY? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Paducah, KY you have a 1 in 325 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 18 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Paducah, KY.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Paducah, KY is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Paducah, KY has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Paducah, KY has increased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Paducah, KY has increased by 6% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Paducah police department

ItemPaducahKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)875,359556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.52.83.3
There are a total of 87 Paducah police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.8% greater than the Kentucky average and 5.7% greater 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
Calvert City, KY2,586121524645
Massac, KY4,22370693762
Ledbetter, KY1,7571009941,094
Hendron, KY4,3651191,1871,307
Reidland, KY4,6011251,2461,372
Paducah, KY25,0463085,7636,072

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Inkster, MI25,0561,2093,6344,842
Hastings, NE25,0302503,2233,473
Pasadena, MD25,0304932,4972,989
Lockport, IL25,06340918958
Paris, TX25,0234873,9844,472
Paducah, KY25,0463085,7636,072
Source: The Paducah, 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.