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41%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
21%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
53%
Property 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 peopleNewport/100k peopleKentucky/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime459n/a (estimate)3,2751,6632,324
Murder1n/a7.16.86.3
Rape16n/a114.133.840.0
Robbery5n/a35.738.166.1
Assault19n/a135.6135.4268.2
Violent crime41n/a (estimate)293214370
Burglary37n/a264.0244.8269.8
Theft335n/a2,390.0989.81,401.9
Vehicle theft46n/a328.2214.2282.7
Property crime418n/a (estimate)2,9821,4491,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Newport, KY

The Newport crime rates are 40.9% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 41 violent crimes in Newport (293 per 100,000 people), which is 20.9% lower than the national average and there were a total of 418 property crimes (2982 per 100,000 residents) which is 52.6% higher than average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Newport?

What do the local residents think about crime in Newport? Well, based on a recent survey of 13 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 23% of Newport residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 77% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Newport a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Newport, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Newport presents a total crime rate that is 41% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Newport experiences an average of 1.26 daily crimes, comprising 0.11 violent incidents and 1.15 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Newport Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Newport has increased by 18.6%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Newport, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 13.9%, while property crime has increased by 19.1%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Newport is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Newport

If employment opportunities are limited or if many jobs offer low wages, it can lead to higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, which could lead to an increase in Newport crime rates. Areas where individuals struggle with unemployment or low wages, may be more susceptible to an increase in criminal activities as a result of financial insecurity. While lower rates of unemployment or a surplus of job opportunities could lead to a decrease in crime as their basic needs are being met. Newport has an unemployment rate of 3.6%, compared to a national average of 4.7%.

In Newport, 70.5% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Newport, the cost of living is 8.35% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Newport crime map



The Newport crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Newport 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 Newport crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Newport 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

      • Newport crime rates are 41% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Newport are 21% lower than the national average
      • In Newport you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Newport is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Newport has increased by 26%

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        Daily Crime In Newport (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Newport, per 100,000 residents. In Newport, the total number of daily crimes is 1.97 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.41 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Newport are 1.37 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.26 times less than the national average. For property crime, Newport has a daily crime rate that is 2.06 times more than the Kentucky average and 1.53 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Newport (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Newport in comparison to other Kentucky communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Newport safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Newport being safer than 4% of cities in Kentucky and 27% 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 Newport. In conclusion, Newport ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newport

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newport is 1 in 342
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newport is 1 in 34
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Newport is 1 in 31
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Newport? In Newport, KY you have a 1 in 342 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 34 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Newport.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Newport, 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 Newport has increased by 21%, the amount of property crime in Newport has increased by 26%, and the total amount of crime in Newport has increased by 26% year over year.

        Newport police department

        Item Newport Kentucky National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)415,359558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.83.3
        There are a total of 41 Newport police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.6% less than the Kentucky average and 18.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Kentucky

        State Total offenders Kentucky /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Taylor Mill, KY6,80544235279
        Mariemont, OH3,4450290290
        Dunlap, OH1,30741250292
        Coldstream, OH1,38341250292
        Glendale, OH2,24046280326
        Terrace Park, OH2,25446280326
        Dry Ridge, OH2,69146280326
        Newport, KY15,0452932,9823,275

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Hayden, ID15,049204784988
        West Park, FL15,0523261,9692,295
        Stone Ridge, VA15,034103744847
        Williamsburg, VA15,0342091,5391,748
        Belvedere Park, GA15,0284642,1382,602
        Newport, KY15,0452932,9823,275
        Source: The Newport, 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.