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Nelson County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 2,570 total crimes reported in Nelson County, Kentucky (193 of them violent). Of the 514 crimes that occur a year in Nelson County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Nelson County, Kentucky every 17 hours. This includes 5 murders, 39 rapes, and nearly two thousand thefts (including 141 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Nelson 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

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Nelson County, Kentucky for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Nelson County increased by 69 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 63 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 5 years in Nelson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly nine hundred for Nelson County, Kentucky in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Nelson County, Kentucky (2004-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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