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Total crime 40%
Violent crime 24%
Property crime 53%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLexington-Fayette/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,295n/a (estimate)3,2952,0392,346
Murder8n/a8.67.26.5
Rape54n/a54.630.638.4
Robbery111n/a102.852.973.9
Assault124n/a154.1168.3279.7
Violent crime297n/a (estimate)297259388
Burglary471n/a445.0344.1314.2
Theft2,249n/a2,108.31,178.61,398.0
Vehicle theft278n/a318.2256.8246.0
Property crime2,998n/a (estimate)2,9981,7801,958

Key findings

  • Lexington-Fayette crime rates are 40% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lexington-Fayette are 24% lower than the national average
  • In Lexington-Fayette you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lexington-Fayette is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lexington-Fayette has decreased by 3%

Lexington-Fayette crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Lexington-Fayette (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Lexington-Fayette, per 100,000 residents. In Lexington-Fayette, the total number of daily crimes is 1.62 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.40 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Lexington-Fayette are 1.14 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.31 times less than the national average. For property crime, Lexington-Fayette has a daily crime rate that is 1.68 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.53 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Lexington-Fayette (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Kentucky and all other cities across the US, is Lexington-Fayette safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Lexington-Fayette is safer than 15% of other cities in the state of Kentucky. In addition, Lexington-Fayette is safer than 26% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Kentucky and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Lexington-Fayette. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Lexington-Fayette is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lexington-Fayette

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lexington-Fayette is 1 in 338
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lexington-Fayette is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lexington-Fayette is 1 in 31
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky? If you reside in Lexington-Fayette, then there is a 1 in 338 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 34. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 31 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Lexington-Fayette.

      Year Over Year Crime In Lexington-Fayette (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Lexington-Fayette is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Lexington-Fayette has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 8% in Lexington-Fayette, while property crimes in Lexington-Fayette have decreased by 4%. Total crime has decreased by 3% year over year.

      Lexington-Fayette police department

      ItemLexington-FayetteKentuckyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6045,359558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.83.3
      There are a total of 604 Lexington-Fayette police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.3% less than the Kentucky average and 38.6% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Kentucky

      StateTotal offendersKentucky /100KNational /100K
      Kentucky9,099222266
      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wilmore, KY6,18115508523
      Midway, KY1,68177532609
      Wilmore, KY6,18101,1711,171
      Versailles, KY9,091861,2321,318
      Versailles, KY9,0911041,2571,361
      Paris, KY9,8361661,5231,688
      High Bridge, KY2642521,7341,986
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5293202,8723,192
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5292972,9983,295

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      St. Louis, MO316,0302,0165,8307,847
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595
      Riverside, CA318,6784462,9853,431
      Corpus Christi, TX320,0508423,2664,108
      Stockton, CA301,4431,2772,9814,259
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5293202,8723,192
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5292972,9983,295
      Source: The Lexington-Fayette, KY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.