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Meade County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 1,034 total crimes reported in Meade County, Kentucky (46 of them violent). Of the 207 crimes that take place per year in Meade County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Meade County, Kentucky 207 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 6 rapes, and just about six hundred thefts (including 83 car thefts).

Total Crime in Meade 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 Meade County, Kentucky for 5 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Meade County has risen by 13%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 25%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 5 years in Meade County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least two hundred for Meade County, Kentucky in 2009.

Crime Trends in Meade 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 Meade 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

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