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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 peopleGrayson/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime87n/a (estimate)2,3621,6632,324
Violent crime6n/a (estimate)163214370
Vehicle theft13n/a353.0214.2282.7
Property crime81n/a (estimate)2,1991,4491,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Grayson, KY

The Grayson crime rates are 1.6% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 6 violent crimes in Grayson (163 per 100,000 people), which is 56% lower than the national average and there were a total of 81 property crimes (2199 per 100,000 residents) which is 12.5% higher than average.

The Grayson crime rate is about average when compared to all the other cities across the U.S. per 100,000 residents. When we compared the total crimes (violent and property) in Grayson, we found that the reported crime rates were almost equal to the average of all other areas that reported crime.

Grayson showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

In the most recent release, Grayson reported a property crime rate that closely aligns with the national average. In Grayson, there were 2199 reported property crimes, a figure consistent with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. This positions the area as maintaining a level of safety and security on par with the typical city. The harmonious statistics underscore a balanced commitment to community well-being, offering residents a sense of stability and peace in their surroundings.

Is Grayson a Safe Place to Live?

Is Grayson a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Grayson has a crime rate that is higher than the national average by 2%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.24 daily incidents, encompassing 0.02 violent crimes and 0.22 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Grayson as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Grayson Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Grayson crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Grayson has increased by 29.9% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 45.5% and property crime has increased by 44.6%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Grayson

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Grayson crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Grayson has an unemployment rate of 3.8%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Grayson, the cost of living is 12.4% lower than the national average.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Grayson is $124,700, compared to a national average of $184,700.

Grayson crime map

The Grayson crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Grayson 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 Grayson crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Grayson 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

  • Grayson crime rates are 2% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Grayson are 56% lower than the national average
  • In Grayson you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Grayson is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Grayson has increased by 34%

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        Daily Crime In Grayson (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Grayson 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 Grayson (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Kentucky, are 1.42 times more than the state average and 1.02 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Grayson on a daily basis are 1.31 times less than than Kentucky average and 2.27 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Grayson are 1.52 times more than the daily state average and 1.13 times more than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Grayson (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Grayson in comparison to other Kentucky communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Grayson safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Grayson being safer than 17% of cities in Kentucky and 42% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Kentucky cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Grayson. In conclusion, Grayson ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Grayson

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Grayson is 1 in 614
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Grayson is 1 in 46
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Grayson is 1 in 43
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Grayson? In Grayson, KY you have a 1 in 614 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 46 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Grayson.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Grayson, KY is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Grayson has decreased by 44%, while the property crime rate in Grayson has increased by 49% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Grayson has increased by 34% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Grayson police department

        Item Grayson Kentucky National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)115,359558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.83.3

        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
        Worthington, KY1,63906868
        Bellefonte, KY9580111111
        Raceland, KY2,21543431474
        Flatwoods, KY7,14369429498
        Ironton, OH10,749145592737
        Wurtland, KY1,45299672771
        Olive Hill, KY1,568101683783
        Grayson, KY3,9101632,1992,362

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Nichols Hills, OK3,91001,7771,777
        Freeburg, IL3,9111791,0511,230
        Baden, PA3,9112221,1751,397
        Washington Park, IL3,9092981,7492,047
        Romeo, MI3,90881323404
        Grayson, KY3,9101632,1992,362
        Source: The Grayson, 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.