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Hopkins County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 7,891 total crimes reported in Hopkins County, Kentucky (806 of them violent). Of the 789 crimes that take place per year in Hopkins County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hopkins County, Kentucky every 11 hours. This includes 3 murders, 56 rapes, and just about six thousand thefts (including 413 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Hopkins County, Kentucky for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Hopkins County has been reduced by 304%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 2377%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant improvement in crime over the last 10 years in Hopkins County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred for Hopkins County, Kentucky in 2009.

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

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 Hopkins County, Kentucky (1999-2008)

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

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