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Letcher County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 452 total crimes reported in Letcher County, Kentucky (16 of them violent). Of the 90 crimes that transpire each year in Letcher County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Letcher County, Kentucky 90 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 1 rape, and close to three hundred thefts (including 26 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Letcher 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Letcher County, Kentucky for 5 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Letcher County has climbed by 65 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 40 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 5 years in Letcher County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to two hundred for Letcher County, Kentucky in 2009.

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

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 Letcher County, Kentucky (2004-2008)

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

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