Independence, KY
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Independence, KY crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

Independence is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (79%) and also has a lower crime rate than 66% of the communities in Kentucky, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Independence is one in 158 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 39. It is for these reasons that Independence is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Independence, and we found that the crime rate in Independence is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Independence is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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

For Independence, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Independence than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1222, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Independence is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Independence than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 181.

Independence Crime Data

 

Crime Index

79

(100 is safest)


Safer than 79% of U.S. Cities

Independence Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

155

178

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.82

5.51

6.33

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Independence 0.82
Kentucky 2.12

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,222

in Independence

1 in 472

in Kentucky

Independence VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 28,109
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 13 1 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.46 0.04 0.32

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Independence 5.51
Kentucky 19.63

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 181

in Independence

1 in 51

in Kentucky

Independence Property CRIMES

Population: 28,109
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 30 110 15
Rate per 1,000 1.07 3.91 0.53

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Independence Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Independence 10
Kentucky 27