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Boyd County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,521 total crimes reported in Boyd County, Kentucky (755 of them violent). Of the 1,169 crimes that occur a year in Boyd County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Boyd County, Kentucky every 7 hours. This includes 5 murders, 80 rapes, and nearly eight thousand thefts (including 516 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Boyd County, Kentucky (1999-2001, 2003-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2002, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Boyd County, Kentucky for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Boyd County decreased by 127 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 132 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 9 years in Boyd County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to nine hundred for Boyd County, Kentucky in 2009.

Crime Trends in Boyd County, Kentucky (1999-2001, 2003-2008)

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 Boyd County, Kentucky (1999-2001, 2003-2008)

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

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