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Barren County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 2,768 total crimes reported in Barren County, Kentucky (163 of them violent). Of the 554 crimes that take place per year in Barren County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Barren County, Kentucky every 15 hours. This includes 3 murders, 34 rapes, and just about two thousand thefts (including 159 car thefts).

Total Crime in Barren 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 Barren County, Kentucky for 5 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Barren County has risen by 54%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 62%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 5 years in Barren County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least eight hundred for Barren County, Kentucky in 2009.

Crime Trends in Barren 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 Barren 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

Barren County, Kentucky law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Barren 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.