Ashland, KY
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With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, Ashland has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Kentucky, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Ashland.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 21,108, Ashland has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Ashland does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Ashland.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Ashland does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Ashland.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Ashland occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Ashland; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 325. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Ashland is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Ashland, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 19, which is a rate of 53 per one thousand population.

Ashland Crime Data

 
Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Ashland Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

65

1,118

1,183

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.08

52.97

56.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ashland 3.08
Kentucky 2.19
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 325

in Ashland

1 in 457

in Kentucky
Ashland VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 21,108
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 23 15 25
Rate per 1,000 0.09 1.09 0.71 1.18
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ashland 52.97
Kentucky 21.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Ashland

1 in 46

in Kentucky
Ashland Property CRIMES
Population: 21,108
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 183 900 35
Rate per 1,000 8.67 42.64 1.66
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Ashland Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ashland 110
Kentucky 29