Reported Annual Crime In Somerset

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSomerset/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime584n/a (estimate)5,0902,3962,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSomerset/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a8.74.74.9
Rape1n/a8.733.738.6
Robbery11n/a95.974.7101.9
Assault19n/a165.6105.5237.8
Violent crime32n/a (estimate)279219373
Burglary88n/a767.0503.0491.4
Theft443n/a3,861.21,498.71,775.4
Vehicle theft21n/a183.0175.9220.2
Property crime552n/a (estimate)4,8112,1782,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Somerset, KY for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Somerset, KY is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Somerset, KY crime rates are 112% higher than in comparison to the Kentucky mean and are 78% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Somerset, KY has a rate that is 28% higher than the Kentucky average; compared to the United States, it is 25% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Somerset, KY is 121% higher than its state's mean, and 93% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Somerset is 78% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.95 daily crimes that occur in Somerset.
  • Somerset is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Somerset you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Somerset has decreased by 14%.

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Daily Crime In Somerset (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Somerset, KY on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Kentucky. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Somerset, KY (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Kentucky state wide, are 2.12 times more than the state average and 1.78 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Somerset, KY on a daily bases are 1.28 times more than than Kentucky average and 1.34 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Somerset, KY are 2.21 times more than the daily state average and 1.93 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Somerset (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Somerset, 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 Somerset, KY to other cities in the state and across the country, Somerset, KY is 6% safer than other cities of Kentucky and 22% 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, Somerset, KY has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Somerset, KY crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Somerset

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Somerset is 1 in 359
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Somerset is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Somerset is 1 in 20
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Somerset, 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 Somerset, KY, then there is a 1 in 359 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 21. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 20 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Somerset, KY.

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

The year over year crime rate for Somerset, KY is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Somerset, KY has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have not changed in Somerset, KY, while property crimes in Somerset, KY have decreased by 15%. Crimes in total for Somerset, KY have decreased by 14% year over year.

Somerset police department

ItemSomersetKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)415,359556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.62.83.3
There are a total of 41 Somerset police officers. This results in 3.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.8% greater than the Kentucky average and 10.8% 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
Science Hill, KY7150286286
Ferguson, KY1,0360427427
Eubank, KY3273133,1113,424
Burnside, KY8732413,6103,851
Somerset, KY11,3112794,8115,090

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Endwell, NY11,3154701,9852,455
Lakewood Park, FL11,3045223,1763,697
Archdale, NC11,3221822,2562,438
Tarboro, NC11,3234342,9703,404
Clayton, CA11,328931,2631,355
Somerset, KY11,3112794,8115,090
Source: The Somerset, 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.