Lexington, KY Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime
Updated: 2020-12-30
10,743
Total Crimes
3,294.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
33.03%
Above National Average
190 out of 218
In Kentucky
8,132 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Lexington, KY?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Lexington is 3,294.7 per 100,000 people. That's 33.03% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 55.81% higher than the Kentucky total crime rate of 2,114.5 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Lexington SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8
Affordability
7
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
8.5

How Does Lexington Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Lexington
/ 100k People
Kentucky
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 10,743 3,294.7 2,114.5 2,476.7
Murder 26 8.0 4.9 5.0
Robbery 362 111.0 48.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 404 123.9 128.6 250.2
Violent Crime 967 296.6 217.1 366.7
Burglary 1,537 471.4 345.7 340.5
Larceny 7,333 2,248.9 1,323.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 906 277.9 228.2 219.9
Property Crime 9,776 2,998.1 1,897.4 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Lexington

967.0
Violent Crimes
296.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-19.13%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 337.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Lexington each year. That compares to a 1 in 460.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Lexington is 296.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -19.13% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 36.58% higher than the Kentucky violent crime rate of 217.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Lexington

9,776.0
Property Crimes
2,998.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
42.10%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 33.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Lexington each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Lexington is 2,998.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 42.10% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 58.01% higher than the Kentucky property crime rate of 1,897.4 per 100,000 people.

Lexington Crime Compared To Kentucky Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Kentucky.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.
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