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Carter County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 1,239 total crimes reported in Carter County, Kentucky (50 of them violent). Of the 248 crimes that happen every year in Carter County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Carter County, Kentucky 248 times a year.

Total Crime in Carter 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

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Carter County, Kentucky for 5 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Carter County has grown by 73%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 60%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 5 years in Carter County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost five hundred for Carter County, Kentucky in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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