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Jefferson County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 265,704 total crimes reported in Jefferson County, Kentucky (32,072 of them violent). Of the 26,570 crimes that transpire each year in Jefferson County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jefferson County, Kentucky every 19 minutes. This includes 495 murders, 1,423 rapes, and close to one hundred and seventy-three thousand thefts (including 28,940 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Jefferson County, Kentucky for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Jefferson County has climbed by 57 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 51 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Jefferson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over forty-three thousand for Jefferson County, Kentucky in 2009.

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

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Jefferson County, Kentucky (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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