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Whitley County, Kentucky Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 2,128 total crimes reported in Whitley County, Kentucky (133 of them violent). Of the 426 crimes that occur a year in Whitley County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Whitley County, Kentucky every 20 hours. This includes 1 murder, 20 rapes, and more than one thousand thefts (including 154 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Whitley 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 Whitley County, Kentucky for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Whitley County increased by 38 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 41 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 5 years in Whitley County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly six hundred for Whitley County, Kentucky in 2009.

Crime Trends in Whitley 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 Whitley 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

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