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Total crime 35%
Violent crime 21%
Property crime 44%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLexington-Fayette/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime11,311n/a (estimate)3,4742,1752,580
Murder22n/a6.85.55.0
Rape243n/a74.638.242.6
Robbery422n/a129.655.086.2
Assault295n/a90.6113.2246.8
Violent crime982n/a (estimate)302212381
Burglary1,523n/a467.8384.7376.0
Theft7,755n/a2,381.91,348.21,594.6
Vehicle theft1,051n/a322.8229.6228.9
Property crime10,329n/a (estimate)3,1731,9632,200

Key findings

  • Lexington-Fayette crime rates are 35% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lexington-Fayette are 21% lower than the national average
  • In Lexington-Fayette you have a 1 in 29 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lexington-Fayette is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lexington-Fayette has decreased by 16%

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 1.60 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.35 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Lexington-Fayette are 1.42 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.26 times less than the national average. For property crime, Lexington-Fayette has a daily crime rate that is 1.62 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.44 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 10% of other cities in the state of Kentucky. In addition, Lexington-Fayette is safer than 27% 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 332
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lexington-Fayette is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lexington-Fayette is 1 in 29
      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 332 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 32. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 29 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 decreased by 14% in Lexington-Fayette, while property crimes in Lexington-Fayette have decreased by 16%. Total crime has decreased by 16% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Midway, KY1,68163586649
      Wilmore, KY6,18162874937
      Versailles, KY9,0911021,4731,574
      High Bridge, KY2642071,9122,119
      Paris, KY9,8361332,1822,314
      Nicholasville, KY29,2491942,6652,859
      Georgetown, KY31,7081802,8883,068
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5293023,1733,474

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      St. Louis, MO316,0301,8005,9127,712
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595
      Riverside, CA318,6785093,0893,599
      Corpus Christi, TX320,0507573,6444,401
      Stockton, CA301,4431,4003,7685,168
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5293023,1733,474
      Source: The Lexington-Fayette, KY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.