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Total crime 52%
Violent crime 62%
Property crime 71%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAshland/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime804n/a (estimate)3,9172,1752,580
Murder0n/a0.05.55.0
Rape8n/a39.038.242.6
Robbery5n/a24.455.086.2
Assault17n/a82.8113.2246.8
Violent crime30n/a (estimate)146212381
Burglary122n/a594.4384.7376.0
Theft608n/a2,962.21,348.21,594.6
Vehicle theft44n/a214.4229.6228.9
Property crime774n/a (estimate)3,7711,9632,200

Key findings

  • Ashland crime rates are 52% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ashland are 62% lower than the national average
  • In Ashland you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ashland is safer than 30% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ashland has decreased by 9%

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The Ashland crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Ashland as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Ashland crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Ashland (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Ashland on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Kentucky and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Ashland (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Kentucky, are 1.80 times more than the state average and 1.52 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Ashland on a daily basis are 1.45 times less than than Kentucky average and 2.60 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Ashland are 1.92 times more than the daily state average and 1.71 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Ashland (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Ashland to every other city in Kentucky, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Ashland safe? The gauges above illustrate that Ashland is safer than 14% of every city located within Kentucky along with 30% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Kentucky and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Ashland, KY is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ashland

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ashland is 1 in 685
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ashland is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ashland is 1 in 26
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Ashland, Kentucky you have a 1 in 685 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 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Ashland.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Ashland, KY is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Ashland has decreased by 22%, while the property crime rate in Ashland has decreased by 9% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Ashland has decreased by 9% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Ashland police department

      ItemAshlandKentuckyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)535,359558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.83.3
      There are a total of 53 Ashland police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.4% less than the Kentucky average and 24.9% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Kentucky

      StateTotal offendersKentucky /100KNational /100K
      Kentucky9,099222266
      There are a total of 9,099 sex offenders in Kentucky. This yields a total of 222 sex offenders in Kentucky per 100,000 residents which is 17% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Raceland, KY2,7990128128
      Bellefonte, KY7850359359
      Ceredo, WV1,33675299373
      Flatwoods, KY7,35884336420
      Lavalette, WV1,17769355424
      Worthington, KY1,4060527527
      Greenup, KY1,11093861954
      Ashland, KY21,2941463,7713,917

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Marquette, MI21,2821129941,106
      Edgewater, FL21,3061101,8111,921
      Frederickson, WA21,3073943,7204,114
      East Ridge, TN21,3114733,5444,017
      Klamath Falls, OR21,3224093,3453,754
      Ashland, KY21,2941463,7713,917
      Source: The Ashland, KY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.