Reported Annual Crime In Salem

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,074 (estimate)2,3962,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a4.74.9
Rapen/an/an/a33.738.6
Robberyn/an/an/a74.7101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a105.5237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)281 (estimate)219373
Burglaryn/an/an/a503.0491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,498.71,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a175.9220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,793 (estimate)2,1782,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salem is 7% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.42 daily crimes that occur in Salem.
  • Salem is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salem has increased by 18%.

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Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 357
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 33

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

Salem police department

ItemSalemKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a5,359556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.83.3

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
Ledbetter, KY1,7571009941,094
Rosiclare, IL1,0112161,1171,332
Eddyville, KY2,60001,4491,449
Kuttawa, KY6771841,8332,017
Marion, KY3,0201342,1712,305
Salem, KY8812812,7933,074

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Northwest, NC8814713,7344,206
Kingsbury, TX8812501,7151,965
Boothbay Harbor, ME8813221,1971,519
Lansing, IA8813372,4132,750
Lynnview, KY8812128481,060
Salem, KY8812812,7933,074
Source: The Salem, 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.