Annual Crime In Louisville (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLouisville/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,565 (estimate)2,1752,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLouisville/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a5.55.0
Rapen/an/an/a38.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a55.086.2
Assaultn/an/an/a113.2246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)250 (estimate)212381
Burglaryn/an/an/a384.7376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,348.21,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a229.6228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,315 (estimate)1,9632,200

Key findings

  • Louisville crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Louisville are 34% lower than the national average
  • In Louisville you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Louisville is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Louisville has decreased by 50%

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      Daily Crime In Louisville (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Louisville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Louisville is 1 in 400
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Louisville is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Louisville is 1 in 39

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

      Louisville police department

      ItemLouisvilleKentuckyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,4235,359558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.83.3
      There are a total of 1,423 Louisville police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.4% less than the Kentucky average and 34.3% 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
      Heritage Creek, KY1,01008787
      Beechwood Village, KY1,36830276305
      St. Regis Park, KY1,45330276305
      Barbourmeade, KY1,39130276305
      Pewee Valley, KY1,61730276305
      Elk Creek, KY1,50530276305
      Windy Hills, KY2,20333308341
      Louisville, KY611,5732502,3152,565

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Las Vegas, NV613,2956052,8383,443
      Oklahoma City, OK620,0158674,0284,895
      Portland, OR620,5895205,4605,980
      Baltimore, MD621,0001,8334,4956,329
      Milwaukee, WI598,6721,4132,9724,385
      Louisville, KY611,5732502,3152,565
      Source: The Louisville, 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.