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Total crime 18%
Violent crime 73%
Property crime 8%
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 peopleMurray/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime398n/a (estimate)2,0362,1152,489
Murder3n/a15.34.95.0
Rape4n/a20.535.242.6
Robbery4n/a20.548.481.6
Assault9n/a46.0128.6250.2
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)102217379
Burglary65n/a332.6345.7340.5
Theft299n/a1,529.81,323.51,549.5
Vehicle theft14n/a71.6228.2219.9
Property crime378n/a (estimate)1,9341,8972,110

Key findings

  • Murray crime rates are 18% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Murray are 73% lower than the national average
  • In Murray you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Murray is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Murray has decreased by 12%

Murray crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Murray (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Murray 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 Murray (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Kentucky, are 1.04 times less than the state average and 1.22 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Murray on a daily basis are 2.12 times less than than Kentucky average and 3.71 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Murray are 1.02 times more than the daily state average and 1.09 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Murray (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Murray in comparison to other Kentucky communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Murray safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Murray being safer than 29% of cities in Kentucky and 55% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Kentucky cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Murray. In conclusion, Murray ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Murray

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Murray is 1 in 978
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Murray is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Murray is 1 in 50
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Murray, Kentucky you have a 1 in 978 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Murray.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Murray, Kentucky (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Murray has decreased by 14%, the amount of property crime in Murray has decreased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in Murray has decreased by 12% year over year.

      Murray police department

      ItemMurrayKentuckyNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)365,359558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.02.83.3
      There are a total of 36 Murray police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28% less than the Kentucky average and 38.3% 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
      Puryear, TN7323001,5021,802
      Hazel, KY4542922,5522,844
      Hardin, KY6003182,7803,098
      Murray, KY18,7261021,9342,036

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Secaucus, NJ18,7371932,4322,625
      Middleton, WI18,707601,3351,395
      Ottawa, IL18,7071501,5131,662
      Thomasville, GA18,7062813,9554,236
      South Burlington, VT18,7041123,4903,601
      Murray, KY18,7261021,9342,036
      Source: The Murray, 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.