Mount Vernon, KY
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Mount Vernon, KY crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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, Mount Vernon is safer than 62% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Kentucky, only on the order of 58% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Mount Vernon. If you live in Mount Vernon, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 83. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest 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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