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Ohio County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 715 total crimes reported in Ohio County, Kentucky (45 of them violent). Of the 143 crimes that occur a year in Ohio County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ohio County, Kentucky 143 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 5 rapes, and more than four hundred thefts (including 52 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Ohio 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 Ohio County, Kentucky for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Ohio County increased by 84 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 100 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 5 years in Ohio County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two hundred for Ohio County, Kentucky in 2009.

Crime Trends in Ohio 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 Ohio 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

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