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Kenton County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 14,596 total crimes reported in Kenton County, Kentucky (1,386 of them violent). Of the 2,919 crimes that take place per year in Kenton County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Kenton County, Kentucky every 3 hours. This includes 9 murders, 152 rapes, and at least ten thousand thefts (including 773 car thefts).

Total Crime in Kenton 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

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Kenton County, Kentucky for 5 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Kenton County has risen by 61%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 75%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 5 years in Kenton County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about six thousand for Kenton County, Kentucky in 2009.

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

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 Kenton County, Kentucky (2004-2008)

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

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