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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLyndon/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime278n/a (estimate)9,8201,6632,324
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)459214370
Vehicle theft44n/a1,554.2214.2282.7
Property crime265n/a (estimate)9,3611,4491,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lyndon, KY

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Lyndon is 322.5% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Lyndon, there were 13 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 459 per 100,000 individuals, 24.2% higher than the national average. Additionally, there were 265 property crimes, amounting to 9361 per 100,000 residents, 379% higher than the U.S. average.

Having a crime rate of 9820 per 100,000 residents, Lyndon experiences a crime rate that is 322.5% higher when compared to the national average, leading to one of the highest overall crime rates in the nation. It's important to clarify that this doesn't imply the entire city is unsafe. Like any area, Lyndon contains neighborhoods with varying safety levels and you can find areas that are notably safer than others, emphasizing the need for targeted crime prevention efforts and community engagement initiatives.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Lyndon reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Every year, one in 11 people fall victim to a property crime in Lyndon - which is high compared to the national average. With a property crime rate of 9361 per 100,000 people, Lyndon has one of the highest property crime rates in the country. In fact, the city ranks among the worst 10% of all cities that reported crime last year.

Vehicle thefts across all of America are on the rise and Lyndon has one of the highest vehicle theft rates in the country. In the most recent crime report, Lyndon reported 44 vehicle thefts, which equates to 1554 stolen vehicles per 100,000 people. This falls in the bottom 10% of all cities, meaning that 90% of cities have better vehicle theft rates. The chance of having your vehicle stolen in Lyndon is 1 in 65.

Is Lyndon a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Lyndon is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Lyndon has an overall crime rate that is 323% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.76 daily occurrences, comprising 0.04 violent crimes and 0.73 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Lyndon as a potential place to establish residency.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lyndon

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Lyndon, 91.7% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Lyndon stands at $215,500, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Lyndon has an average rental rate of $995 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Lyndon crime map

The Lyndon crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lyndon as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Lyndon crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Lyndon crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Lyndon crime rates are 323% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lyndon are 24% higher than the national average
  • In Lyndon you have a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lyndon is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lyndon has increased by 637%

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        Daily Crime In Lyndon (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Lyndon for every 100,000 residents. The Lyndon total amount of daily crime is 5.91 times more than the Kentucky average and 4.23 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lyndon, is 2.14 times more than the Kentucky average, and it is 1.24 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Lyndon has a daily crime average that is 6.46 times more than the Kentucky average and 4.79 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Lyndon (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Lyndon, Kentucky compared to other areas of Kentucky, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Lyndon safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Lyndon is safer than 0% of Kentucky cities, and 8% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Kentucky, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Lyndon. At this time, Lyndon sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lyndon

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lyndon is 1 in 218
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lyndon is 1 in 11
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lyndon is 1 in 11
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Lyndon? If you reside in Lyndon, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 218. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 11 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Lyndon, is 1 in 11.

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

        Determining whether Lyndon is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Lyndon violent crime rates have increased by 172%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 705% year over year. Total crimes for Lyndon has increased by 637% in the same time frame.

        Lyndon police department

        Item Lyndon Kentucky National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a5,359558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.83.3

        Sex offenders in Kentucky

        State Total offenders Kentucky /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Source: The Lyndon, KY crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.