Reported Annual Crime In Ashland

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAshland/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime936n/a (estimate)4,4602,4222,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAshland/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a4.85.95.3
Rape16n/a76.237.040.4
Robbery11n/a52.475.9102.8
Assault23n/a109.6113.5248.5
Violent crime51n/a (estimate)243232386
Burglary146n/a695.7469.6468.9
Theft704n/a3,354.51,497.41,745.0
Vehicle theft35n/a166.8222.8236.9
Property crime885n/a (estimate)4,2172,1902,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Ashland, KY. The total number of reported crimes in Ashland, KY is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Ashland, KY crime rate is 84% higher than the Kentucky average and is 57% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Ashland, KY has a violent crime rate that is 5% higher than the Kentucky average and 37% lower than the national average. For property crime, Ashland, KY is 93% higher than the Kentucky average and 72% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ashland is 57% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.22 daily crimes that occur in Ashland.
  • Ashland is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ashland you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ashland has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In Ashland (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Ashland, 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 Ashland, KY (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Kentucky state wide, are 1.84 times more than the state average and 1.57 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Ashland, KY on a daily bases are 1.05 times more than than Kentucky average and 1.59 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Ashland, KY are 1.93 times more than the daily state average and 1.72 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Ashland (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Ashland, KY compared to every other city in Kentucky as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Ashland, KY ranks safer than 9% of every city located within Kentucky along with 26% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Ashland, KY. As a result, Ashland, KY is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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 412
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ashland is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ashland is 1 in 23
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Ashland, KY? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Ashland, KY you have a 1 in 412 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 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Ashland, KY.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Ashland, 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 Ashland, KY has increased by 10%, while the property crime rate in Ashland, KY has decreased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Ashland, KY has decreased by 11% 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
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
Bellefonte, KY7850116116
Flatwoods, KY7,35814233246
Greenup, KY1,1100261261
Raceland, KY2,79984378462
Worthington, KY1,4060573573
Lavalette, WV1,17785489574
Ceredo, WV1,3360581581
Ashland, KY21,2942434,2174,460

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Edgewater, FL21,306971,1411,238
Marquette, MI21,2821171,4571,574
Frederickson, WA21,3073814,4124,794
East Ridge, TN21,3119154,6085,523
Klamath Falls, OR21,3223273,5213,848
Ashland, KY21,2942434,2174,460
Source: The Ashland, 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.