Paris, KY
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The crime rate in Paris is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 21 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 Paris is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Paris is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Kentucky, Paris has a crime rate that is higher than 75% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Paris compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Paris with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Paris'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 Paris 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 Paris.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Paris'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 Paris is one in 617.

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 Paris 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 Paris's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Paris 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 Paris is one in 53.

Paris Crime Data

 
Crime Index

35

(100 is safest)


Safer than 35% of U.S. Cities

Paris Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

187

203

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.62

18.95

20.57

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Paris 1.62
Kentucky 2.19
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 617

in Paris

1 in 457

in Kentucky
Paris VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 9,870
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 7 7
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.10 0.71 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
Paris 18.95
Kentucky 21.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Paris

1 in 46

in Kentucky
Paris Property CRIMES
Population: 9,870
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 47 130 10
Rate per 1,000 4.76 13.17 1.01
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

Paris Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Paris 34
Kentucky 29