Reported Annual Crime In Princeton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePrinceton/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime251n/a (estimate)4,0872,4222,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePrinceton/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.05.95.3
Rape10n/a162.837.040.4
Robbery3n/a48.875.9102.8
Assault8n/a130.3113.5248.5
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)342232386
Burglary85n/a1,383.9469.6468.9
Theft131n/a2,132.91,497.41,745.0
Vehicle theft14n/a227.9222.8236.9
Property crime230n/a (estimate)3,7452,1902,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Princeton, KY. These figures on reported criminal activity in Princeton, 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 Princeton, KY is 69% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Kentucky, and when compared with the national average, is 44% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Princeton, KY has 47% higher than violent crime rate than Kentucky average, while remaining 11% lower than the national average. In property crime, Princeton, KY is 71% higher than the average of Kentucky and is 53% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Eddyville, KY2,60001,1231,123
Kuttawa, KY6771951,8432,038
Dawson Springs, KY2,75302,2332,233
Crayne, KY1432392,2572,496
Cerulean, KY2702772,6192,897
Fredonia, KY3792972,8023,099
Princeton, KY6,2743423,7454,087

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Princeton is 44% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.2 daily crimes that occur in Princeton.
  • Princeton is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Princeton you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Princeton has decreased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Princeton (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Princeton, KY per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Kentucky and on a national level. In Princeton, KY the total number of daily crimes is 1.69 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.44 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Princeton, KY is 1.47 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.13 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Princeton, KY has a daily crime rate that is 1.71 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.53 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Princeton (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Princeton, 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 Princeton, KY to other cities in the state and across the country, Princeton, KY is 7% safer than other cities of Kentucky and 25% 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, Princeton, KY has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Princeton, KY crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Princeton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Princeton is 1 in 293
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Princeton is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Princeton is 1 in 25
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Princeton, KY? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Princeton, KY your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 293. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 27 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Princeton, KY is 1 in 25.

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

A good indicator of whether Princeton, KY is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Princeton, KY has increased by 6%, while the property crime rate in Princeton, KY has decreased by 9% year over year. The number of total crimes in Princeton, KY has decreased by 8% year over year.

Princeton police department

ItemPrincetonKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)165,359556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.83.3
There are a total of 16 Princeton police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.5% less than the Kentucky average and 22.7% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Douglas, WY6,2726051,7832,388
Orchard Mesa, CO6,2723292,6262,955
Kodiak, AK6,2809884,2405,228
Cos Cob, CT6,26574588662
Belle Isle, FL6,2652051,5651,770
Princeton, KY6,2743423,7454,087
Source: The Princeton, KY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.