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Bell County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Bell County, Kentucky. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Bell County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Bell County, Kentucky, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 1,075 total crimes reported in Bell County, Kentucky (56 of them violent). Of the 215 crimes that occur a year in Bell County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bell County, Kentucky 215 times a year.

Total Crime in Bell 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

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Bell County, Kentucky for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Bell County increased by 86 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 86 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 5 years in Bell County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than four hundred for Bell County, Kentucky in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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