Mayfield, KY
Crime Rates


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Mayfield, KY crime analytics

The crime rate in Mayfield is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 Mayfield is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Mayfield is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kentucky, Mayfield has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Mayfield to other communities of similar population, then Mayfield crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Mayfield 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 Mayfield 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 Mayfield.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Mayfield 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 Mayfield; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 224. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Mayfield experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Mayfield's rate for property crime is 32 per one thousand population. This makes Mayfield 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 Mayfield is one in 31.

Mayfield Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Mayfield Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Mayfield 4.46
Kentucky 2.19
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 224

in Mayfield

1 in 457

in Kentucky
Population: 10,080
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 15 6 22
Rate per 1,000 0.20 1.49 0.60 2.18
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)

Mayfield 32.24
Kentucky 21.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Mayfield

1 in 46

in Kentucky
Mayfield Property CRIMES
Population: 10,080
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 85 227 13
Rate per 1,000 8.43 22.52 1.29
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

Mayfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Mayfield 53
Kentucky 29

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