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Wayne County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2005 and 2008 there were 756 total crimes reported in Wayne County, Kentucky (48 of them violent). Of the 189 crimes that take place per year in Wayne County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Wayne County, Kentucky 189 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 9 rapes, and at least four hundred thefts (including 37 car thefts).

Total Crime in Wayne County, Kentucky (2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004, 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 Wayne County, Kentucky for 4 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Wayne County has risen by 77%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 58%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 4 years in Wayne County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least four hundred for Wayne County, Kentucky in 2009.

Crime Trends in Wayne County, Kentucky (2005-2008)

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 Wayne County, Kentucky (2005-2008)

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

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