Mount Vernon, KY
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Mount Vernon is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (62%) and also has a lower crime rate than 42% 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 Mount Vernon is one in 83 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 35.

How does the crime rate in Mount Vernon compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Mount Vernon with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Mount Vernon's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Mount Vernon'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 Mount Vernon is one in 625.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 96.

Mount Vernon Crime Data

 
Crime Index

62

(100 is safest)


Safer than 62% of U.S. Cities

Mount Vernon Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

26

30

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.60

10.40

12.00

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mount Vernon 1.60
Kentucky 2.19
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 625

in Mount Vernon

1 in 457

in Kentucky
Mount Vernon VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,499
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 4
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.60
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
Mount Vernon 10.40
Kentucky 21.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 96

in Mount Vernon

1 in 46

in Kentucky
Mount Vernon Property CRIMES
Population: 2,499
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 11 13 2
Rate per 1,000 4.40 5.20 0.80
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

Mount Vernon Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mount Vernon 18
Kentucky 29

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