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10 Most Dangerous Cities in Kentucky

6. Hopkinsville, KY

Population: 31,499
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 4.25 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 43.91 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 48.16 per 1,000 residents

Hopkinsville has a crime rate of about 48 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Hopkinsville? One in 21.

Hopkinsville’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #7

7. Lexington, KY

Population: 302,332
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 3.53 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 44.32 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 47.84 per 1,000 residents

Lexington has a crime rate of about 48 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Lexington? One in 20.

Lexington’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #9

8. Versailles, KY

Population: 8,593
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 3.37 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 80.07 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 83.44 per 1,000 residents

Versailles has a crime rate of about 83 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Versailles? One in 12.

Versailles’ ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #2

9. Bowling Green, KY

Population: 59,043
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 3.20 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 51.23 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 54.43 per 1,000 residents

Bowling Green has a crime rate of about 54 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Bowling Green? One in 17.

Bowling Green’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #5

10. Somerset, KY

Population: 11,325
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 3.18 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 54.83 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 58.01 per 1,000 residents

Somerset has a crime rate of about 58 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Somerset? One in 17.

Somerset’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #3

Note: We use a standard computational formula to calculate our crime rates. This same formula is used by various state government criminal justice departments to calculate crime rate.

VIOLENT CRIMES + PROPERTY CRIMES = TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES

TOTAL REPORTED CRIMES / POPULATION * 1000 = CRIME RATE

*Only cities included in the 2012 FBI UCR with populations of 5,000 or higher were considered for our rankings. Cities with overall crime rates below 45 were also excluded.

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