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Ballard County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Ballard County, Kentucky. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Ballard County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Ballard County, Kentucky, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 351 total crimes reported in Ballard County, Kentucky (22 of them violent). Of the 70 crimes that take place per year in Ballard County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ballard County, Kentucky 70 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 7 rapes, and at least two hundred thefts (including 26 car thefts).

Total Crime in Ballard County, Kentucky (2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Ballard County, Kentucky for 5 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Ballard County has risen by 98%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 100%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 5 years in Ballard County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least one hundred for Ballard County, Kentucky in 2009.

Crime Trends in Ballard County, Kentucky (2004-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Ballard County, Kentucky (2004-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Ballard County, Kentucky law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Ballard County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.