Owensboro, KY
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The crime rate in Owensboro is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 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 Owensboro is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Owensboro is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kentucky, Owensboro has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Owensboro 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 Owensboro; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 454. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Owensboro's rate for property crime is 37 per one thousand population. This makes Owensboro 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 Owensboro is one in 27.

Owensboro Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Owensboro Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

130

2,178

2,308

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.20

36.89

39.09

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Owensboro 2.20
Kentucky 2.19

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 454

in Owensboro

1 in 457

in Kentucky

Owensboro VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 59,042
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 38 50 42
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.64 0.85 0.71

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
Owensboro 36.89
Kentucky 21.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Owensboro

1 in 46

in Kentucky

Owensboro Property CRIMES

Population: 59,042
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 319 1,749 110
Rate per 1,000 5.40 29.62 1.86

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

Owensboro Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Owensboro 113
Kentucky 29