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Hardin County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 13,616 total crimes reported in Hardin County, Kentucky (1,036 of them violent). Of the 1,513 crimes that take place per year in Hardin County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hardin County, Kentucky every 5 hours. This includes 8 murders, 216 rapes, and just about ten thousand thefts (including 502 car thefts).

Total Crime in Hardin County, Kentucky (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Hardin County, Kentucky for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Hardin County has risen by 63%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 43%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 9 years in Hardin County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about three thousand for Hardin County, Kentucky in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hardin County, Kentucky (2000-2008)

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 Hardin County, Kentucky (2000-2008)

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

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