Reported Annual Crime In Bowling Green

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBowling Green/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,314n/a (estimate)4,9972,3552,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBowling Green/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a6.05.95.3
Rape61n/a92.037.341.7
Robbery82n/a123.666.498.0
Assault78n/a117.6116.2248.9
Violent crime225n/a (estimate)339226383
Burglary436n/a657.4453.4430.4
Theft2,476n/a3,733.61,445.71,694.4
Vehicle theft177n/a266.9230.0237.4
Property crime3,089n/a (estimate)4,6582,1292,362
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Bowling Green, KY. All reported Bowling Green, KY crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Bowling Green, KY overall crime rate is 112% higher than in comparison to the Kentucky average; and is also 82% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Bowling Green, KY, the rate is 50% higher than compared to the Kentucky average, and 11% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Bowling Green, KY comes in at 119% higher than to the average seen in Kentucky, and 97% higher than the overall national average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bowling Green is 82% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.69 daily crimes that occur in Bowling Green.
  • Bowling Green is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bowling Green you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bowling Green has decreased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Bowling Green (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Bowling Green, KY is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Kentucky and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Bowling Green, KY are 2.12 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.82 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Bowling Green, KY are 1.50 times more than than Kentucky and 1.13 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Bowling Green, KY are 2.19 times more than than Kentucky and 1.97 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Bowling Green (higher is better)

How safe is Bowling Green, KY compared to other cities in Kentucky and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Bowling Green, KY is safer than 7% of the cities in Kentucky and 23% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Kentucky and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Bowling Green, KY. Overall, Bowling Green, KY is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bowling Green

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bowling Green is 1 in 295
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bowling Green is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bowling Green is 1 in 21
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Bowling Green, 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 Bowling Green, KY, then there is a 1 in 295 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 22. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 21 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Bowling Green, KY.

Year Over Year Crime In Bowling Green (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Bowling Green, 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 Bowling Green, KY has decreased by 5%, while the property crime rate in Bowling Green, KY has decreased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Bowling Green, KY has decreased by 6% year over year.

Bowling Green police department

ItemBowling GreenKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1515,359558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.62.83.3
There are a total of 151 Bowling Green police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.3% less than the Kentucky average and 21.3% 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
Plano, KY1,02257537594
Auburn, KY1,513999341,033
Oakland, KY2052242,1082,332
Plum Springs, KY4462712,5532,824
Woodburn, KY2922752,5922,867
Bowling Green, KY62,8243394,6584,997

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Castro Valley, CA62,8253271,8202,147
Greenville, SC62,7766024,1084,710
Cheyenne, WY62,8793233,4993,822
South Jordan, UT62,751622,3732,435
Waltham, MA62,6991559601,115
Bowling Green, KY62,8243394,6584,997
Source: The Bowling Green, 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.