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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleEddyville/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13n/a (estimate)5601,6632,324
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)43214370
Vehicle theft1n/a43.0214.2282.7
Property crime12n/a (estimate)5171,4491,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Eddyville, KY

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Eddyville is 75.9% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Eddyville, there were 1 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 43 per 100,000 individuals, 88.4% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 12 property crimes, amounting to 517 per 100,000 residents, 73.6% lower than the U.S. average.

Eddyville proudly maintains an impressively low crime rate, registering at a mere 560, which sharply contrasts with the national average of 2324. This stark contrast firmly positions Eddyville as one of the most secure residential destinations throughout the entire United States. The total crime rate takes into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 people, offering an invaluable assessment of the area's safety suitability for living.

Eddyville has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 43 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Eddyville ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Eddyville reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Eddyville, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 517, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

Is Eddyville a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Eddyville is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Eddyville has a total crime rate that is 76% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.04 daily crimes (0 violent daily crimes and 0.03 daily property crimes) in Eddyville.

Potential Causes for Crime in Eddyville

Eddyville has a poverty rate of 15.9, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

In cities grappling with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves needing to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, elevating stress levels and potentially fueling domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. Eddyville has a median home price of $135,800, deviating from the national average of $184,700. Large disparities in housing costs can significantly impact the well-being of residents and the prevalence of crime within the community.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Eddyville are $539, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Eddyville crime map

The Eddyville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Eddyville as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Eddyville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Eddyville crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Eddyville crime rates are 76% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Eddyville are 88% lower than the national average
      • In Eddyville you have a 1 in 179 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Eddyville is safer than 88% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Eddyville has decreased by 25%

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        Daily Crime In Eddyville (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Eddyville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Eddyville is 1 in 2323
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Eddyville is 1 in 194
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Eddyville is 1 in 179

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

        Eddyville police department

        Item Eddyville Kentucky National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)45,359558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.83.3
        There are a total of 4 Eddyville police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.9% less than the Kentucky average and 51.9% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Kentucky

        State Total offenders Kentucky /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Grand Rivers, KY4211531,0341,187
        Cadiz, KY2,6681411,0921,232
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        Princeton, KY6,0871621,5021,664
        Calvert City, KY2,5131981,5471,745
        Fredonia, KY4642641,7892,053
        Salem, KY6532791,8922,171
        Eddyville, KY2,55643517560

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        Eddyville, KY2,55643517560
        Source: The Eddyville, KY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.