Bowling Green, KY
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With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, Bowling Green 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 Bowling Green.

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 63,616, Bowling Green has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Bowling Green 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 Bowling Green.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bowling Green 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 Bowling Green.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Bowling Green 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 Bowling Green; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 257. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Bowling Green is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Bowling Green, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 19, which is a rate of 52 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Bowling Green has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Bowling Green is one in 370.

Bowling Green Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Bowling Green Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

248

3,292

3,540

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.90

51.75

55.65

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bowling Green 3.90
Kentucky 2.19

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 257

in Bowling Green

1 in 457

in Kentucky

Bowling Green VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 63,616
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 64 84 98
Rate per 1,000 0.03 1.01 1.32 1.54

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
Bowling Green 51.75
Kentucky 21.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Bowling Green

1 in 46

in Kentucky

Bowling Green Property CRIMES

Population: 63,616
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 531 2,589 172
Rate per 1,000 8.35 40.70 2.70

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

Bowling Green Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bowling Green 93
Kentucky 29