Franklin, KY
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The crime rate in Franklin is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Franklin is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Franklin is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kentucky, Franklin has a crime rate that is higher than 92% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Franklin to other communities of similar population, then Franklin crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Franklin does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Franklin 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 Franklin.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Franklin's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Franklin is one in 586.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Franklin is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Franklin, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 38 per one thousand population.

Franklin Crime Data

 
Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Franklin Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

15

338

353

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.71

38.47

40.17

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Franklin 1.71
Kentucky 2.19
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 586

in Franklin

1 in 457

in Kentucky
Franklin VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 8,787
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 6 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.34 0.68 0.68
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
Franklin 38.47
Kentucky 21.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Franklin

1 in 46

in Kentucky
Franklin Property CRIMES
Population: 8,787
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 63 267 8
Rate per 1,000 7.17 30.39 0.91
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

Franklin Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Franklin 32
Kentucky 29