Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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 peopleHartford/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime20n/a (estimate)7501,6632,324
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)262214370
Vehicle theft2n/a75.0214.2282.7
Property crime13n/a (estimate)4871,4491,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Hartford, KY

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Hartford crime rate is lower than the national average by 67.7%. Specifically, there were 7 violent crimes in Hartford, equivalent to 262 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 29%. Furthermore, Hartford recorded 13 property crimes, amounting to 487 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 75.1%.

Hartford enjoys a remarkably low crime rate, standing at just 750, a significant contrast to the national average of 2324. This distinction firmly establishes Hartford as one of the safest places to reside in the entire United States. This crime rate is meticulously calculated, taking into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 individuals, providing a comprehensive perspective on the area's safety and livability.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Hartford 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.

The property crime rates per 100,000 individuals have shown a steady decrease of more than 50% since 1990, with a slight uptick in recent years. The most recent crime data reveals that Hartford records a property crime rate of 487 incidents per 100,000 people, significantly lower than the national average of 1954. This underscores Hartford as an exceptionally secure and attractive residential destination, highlighting its unwavering dedication to fostering safety and community well-being.

Is Hartford a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Hartford, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Hartford presents a total crime rate that is 68% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Hartford experiences an average of 0.05 daily crimes, comprising 0.02 violent incidents and 0.04 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Hartford Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Hartford has increased by 185.7% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Hartford is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 133.3%, while property crime has increased by 225%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Hartford.

Potential Causes for Crime in Hartford

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 Hartford 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. Hartford has an unemployment rate of 2.4%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Hartford crime rates. Hartford registers a population density of 962.6 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Hartford, the average monthly rent stands at $564, while the national average is $949 per month.

Hartford crime map

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

      • Hartford crime rates are 68% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Hartford are 29% lower than the national average
      • In Hartford you have a 1 in 134 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Hartford is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Hartford has increased by 191%

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        Daily Crime In Hartford (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hartford

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hartford is 1 in 382
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hartford is 1 in 206
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Hartford is 1 in 134

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

        Hartford police department

        Item Hartford Kentucky National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)65,359558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.83.3
        There are a total of 6 Hartford police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.5% less than the Kentucky average and 31.8% 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
        Powderly, KY812000
        Centertown, KY4940483483
        Beaver Dam, KY3,56628594622
        Livermore, KY1,116106720826
        South Carrollton, KY2302211,4991,720
        Island, KY5763042,0582,362
        Central City, KY5,7702382,2092,447
        Hartford, KY2,731262487750

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Ozona, TX2,7312751,4621,736
        Burnettown, SC2,731189534723
        Potterville, MI2,7311301,0061,136
        Swift Trail Junction, AZ2,7312771,3181,595
        Hooks, TX2,7313191,3551,673
        Hartford, KY2,731262487750
        Source: The Hartford, 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.