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Fayette County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 125,369 total crimes reported in Fayette County, Kentucky (16,119 of them violent). Of the 12,537 crimes that occur a year in Fayette County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Fayette County, Kentucky every 41 minutes. This includes 168 murders, 1,280 rapes, and nearly eighty-six thousand thefts (including 7,281 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Fayette County, Kentucky for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Fayette County decreased by 29 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 7 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Fayette County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eleven thousand for Fayette County, Kentucky in 2009.

Crime Trends in Fayette County, Kentucky (1999-2008)

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 Fayette County, Kentucky (1999-2008)

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

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