Reported Annual Crime In London

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLondon/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime366n/a (estimate)4,4902,4222,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLondon/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a12.35.95.3
Rape5n/a61.337.040.4
Robbery6n/a73.675.9102.8
Assault3n/a36.8113.5248.5
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)184232386
Burglary64n/a785.1469.6468.9
Theft263n/a3,226.21,497.41,745.0
Vehicle theft24n/a294.4222.8236.9
Property crime351n/a (estimate)4,3062,1902,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in London, KY for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in London, KY is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall London, KY crime rates are 85% higher than in comparison to the Kentucky mean and are 58% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, London, KY has a rate that is 21% lower than the Kentucky average; compared to the United States, it is 52% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, London, KY is 97% higher than its state's mean, and 76% higher than the country's average.
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The London crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in London as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The London crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in London is 58% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.3 daily crimes that occur in London.
  • London is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States.
  • In London you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in London has increased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In London (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in London, KY per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Kentucky as well as national figures. In London, KY the total number of daily crimes is 1.85 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.58 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in London, KY are 1.26 times less than the Kentucky average and 2.10 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, London, KY has a daily crime rate that is 1.97 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.76 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is London (higher is better)

How safe is London, KY compared to other cities in Kentucky and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that London, KY is safer than 10% of the cities in Kentucky and 29% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Kentucky and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than London, KY. Overall, London, KY is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in London

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in London is 1 in 544
The chance of being a victim of property crime in London is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in London is 1 in 23
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in London, KY? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In London, KY your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 544. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 24 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in London, KY is 1 in 23.

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

The year over year crime rate for London, KY is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in London, KY has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 16% in London, KY, while property crimes in London, KY have increased by 5%. Crimes in total for London, KY have increased by 6% year over year.

London police department

ItemLondonKentuckyNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)395,359558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.82.83.3
There are a total of 39 London police officers. This results in 4.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 73.2% greater than the Kentucky average and 48.5% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Kentucky

StateTotal offendersKentucky /100KNational /100K
Kentucky6,639162222
There are a total of 6,639 sex offenders in Kentucky. This yields a total of 162 sex offenders in Kentucky per 100,000 residents which is 27% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
North Corbin, KY1,8031111,0521,163
Corbin, KY7,3061222,7562,877
Annville, KY8813152,9753,290
East Bernstadt, KY8213193,0123,332
Livingston, KY993313,1263,457
London, KY8,1111844,3064,490

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Wood-Ridge, NJ8,10948696744
Birch Bay, WA8,1072963,4283,725
Abingdon, VA8,1171362,2092,344
Brazil, IN8,1054983,1853,683
Savoy, IL8,1183321,5581,889
London, KY8,1111844,3064,490
Source: The London, KY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.