Newport, KY
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Newport, KY crime analytics


With a crime rate of 59 per one thousand residents, Newport has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 17. Within Kentucky, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Newport.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 15,354, Newport has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Newport does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Newport.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Newport 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 Newport; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 295. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Newport is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Newport, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 56 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Newport has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Newport is one in 357.

Newport Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Newport Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

52

856

908

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.39

55.75

59.14

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Newport 3.39
Kentucky 2.19

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 295

in Newport

1 in 457

in Kentucky

Newport VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 15,354
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 34 13
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.33 2.21 0.85

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
Newport 55.75
Kentucky 21.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Newport

1 in 46

in Kentucky

Newport Property CRIMES

Population: 15,354
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 134 679 43
Rate per 1,000 8.73 44.22 2.80

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

Newport Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Newport 305
Kentucky 29