Independence, KY
Crime Rates



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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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Independence is safer than 84% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Kentucky, only on the order of 28% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Independence. If you live in Independence, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 158. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 36. 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 1105, 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 184.

Independence Crime Data

 

Crime Index

84

(100 is safest)


Safer than 84% of U.S. Cities

Independence Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

25

150

175

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.90

5.43

6.33

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Independence 0.90
Kentucky 2.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,105

in Independence

1 in 443

in Kentucky

Independence VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,634
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 11 8 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.40 0.29 0.22

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Independence 5.43
Kentucky 21.29

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 184

in Independence

1 in 47

in Kentucky

Independence Property CRIMES

Population: 27,634
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 33 103 14
Rate per 1,000 1.19 3.73 0.51

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Independence Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Independence 10
Kentucky 29