Harlan, KY
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Harlan, KY crime analytics


The crime rate in Harlan is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 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 Harlan is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Harlan is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kentucky, Harlan has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 1,639, Harlan has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Harlan 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 Harlan.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Harlan 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 Harlan; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 234. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Harlan's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Harlan a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Harlan is one in 29.

Importantly, we found that Harlan 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 Harlan is one in 328.

Harlan Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Harlan Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

7

57

64

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.27

34.78

39.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Harlan 4.27
Kentucky 2.19

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 234

in Harlan

1 in 457

in Kentucky

Harlan VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 1,639
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 3 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.61 1.83 1.83

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
Harlan 34.78
Kentucky 21.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Harlan

1 in 46

in Kentucky

Harlan Property CRIMES

Population: 1,639
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 17 35 5
Rate per 1,000 10.37 21.35 3.05

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

Harlan Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Harlan 48
Kentucky 29