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Total crime 84%
Violent crime 81%
Property crime 84%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLouisville/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime30,927n/a (estimate)4,5782,1152,489
Murder94n/a13.94.95.0
Rape201n/a29.835.242.6
Robbery1,008n/a149.248.481.6
Assault3,337n/a494.0128.6250.2
Violent crime4,640n/a (estimate)687217379
Burglary4,316n/a638.9345.7340.5
Theft18,037n/a2,670.21,323.51,549.5
Vehicle theft3,934n/a582.4228.2219.9
Property crime26,287n/a (estimate)3,8911,8972,110

Key findings

  • Louisville crime rates are 84% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Louisville are 81% higher than the national average
  • In Louisville you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Louisville is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Louisville has increased by 79%

Louisville crime map

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The Louisville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Louisville 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 Louisville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Louisville (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Louisville on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Kentucky and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Louisville (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Kentucky, are 2.17 times more than the state average and 1.84 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Louisville on a daily basis are 3.16 times more than than Kentucky average and 1.81 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Louisville are 2.05 times more than the daily state average and 1.84 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Louisville (higher is better)

      How safe is Louisville, Kentucky compared to other cities in Kentucky and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Louisville is safer than 0% of the cities in Kentucky and 7% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Kentucky and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Louisville. Overall, Louisville is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Louisville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Louisville is 1 in 146
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Louisville is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Louisville is 1 in 22
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Louisville? In Louisville, you have a 1 in 146 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 26. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Louisville, KY is 1 in 22.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Louisville is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Louisville has increased by 175% and the rate of property crime in Louisville has increased by 68%. The total crime rate in Louisville has increased by 79% year to year.

      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
      Pewee Valley, KY1,6170127127
      Meadow Vale, KY6820131131
      St. Regis Park, KY1,45330266297
      Beechwood Village, KY1,36830266297
      Elk Creek, KY1,50530266297
      Barbourmeade, KY1,39130266297
      Windy Hills, KY2,20334298332
      Louisville, KY611,5736873,8914,578

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Las Vegas, NV613,2955312,7723,303
      Oklahoma City, OK620,0157224,0924,814
      Portland, OR620,5895455,2035,748
      Baltimore, MD621,0001,8594,3116,170
      Milwaukee, WI598,6721,3322,5553,887
      Louisville, KY611,5736873,8914,578
      Source: The Louisville, KY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.