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Shelby County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 3,813 total crimes reported in Shelby County, Kentucky (318 of them violent). Of the 763 crimes that happen every year in Shelby County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Shelby County, Kentucky every 11 hours.

Total Crime in Shelby 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

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Shelby County, Kentucky for 5 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Shelby County has grown by 56%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 82%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 5 years in Shelby County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than one thousand for Shelby County, Kentucky in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

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