Owensboro, KY Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
2,567
Total Crimes
4,270.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
72.44%
Above National Average
206 out of 218
In Kentucky
8,913 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Owensboro, KY?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Owensboro is 4,270.7 per 100,000 people. That's 72.44% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 101.97% 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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Owensboro SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
7
Safety
5
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
9

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Owensboro
/ 100k People
Kentucky
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,567 4,270.7 2,114.5 2,476.7
Murder 6 10.0 4.9 5.0
Robbery 33 54.9 48.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 66 109.8 128.6 250.2
Violent Crime 135 224.6 217.1 366.7
Burglary 358 595.6 345.7 340.5
Larceny 1,874 3,117.8 1,323.5 1,549.5
Car Theft 200 332.7 228.2 219.9
Property Crime 2,432 4,046.1 1,897.4 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Owensboro

135.0
Violent Crimes
224.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-38.75%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 445.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Owensboro each year. That compares to a 1 in 460.5 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Owensboro is 224.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -38.75% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 3.44% higher than the Kentucky violent crime rate of 217.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Owensboro

2,432.0
Property Crimes
4,046.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
91.77%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 24.7 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Owensboro each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Owensboro is 4,046.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 91.77% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 113.25% higher than the Kentucky property crime rate of 1,897.4 per 100,000 people.

Owensboro Crime Compared To Kentucky Average

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

Crime In Cities Around Owensboro

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Henderson, KY 28,368 763 2,689.7 2,460.5 229.1
Madisonville, KY 18,711 283 1,512.5 1,421.6 90.9
Jasper, IN 15,629 237 1,516.4 1,209.3 307.1
Boonville, IN 6,318 159 2,516.6 2,263.4 253.2
Huntingburg, IN 6,135 117 1,907.1 1,385.5 521.6
Greenville, KY 4,224 24 568.2 449.8 118.4
Morganfield, KY 3,387 51 1,505.8 1,446.7 59.0
Providence, KY 3,021 14 463.4 463.4 0.0
Lewisport, KY 1,698 4 235.6 235.6 0.0
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