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Spencer County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 324 total crimes reported in Spencer County, Kentucky (30 of them violent). Of the 65 crimes that transpire each year in Spencer County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Spencer County, Kentucky 65 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 3 rapes, and close to two hundred thefts (including 30 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Spencer 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 Spencer County, Kentucky for 5 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Spencer County has climbed by 48 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 57 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 5 years in Spencer County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to one hundred for Spencer County, Kentucky in 2009.

Crime Trends in Spencer 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 Spencer 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

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