Richmond, KY
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With a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Richmond 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 22. Within Kentucky, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Richmond.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Richmond 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 Richmond; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 305. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Richmond 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Richmond is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Richmond, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Richmond Crime Data

 
Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Richmond Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

110

1,401

1,511

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.28

41.78

45.06

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Richmond 3.28
Kentucky 2.19
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 305

in Richmond

1 in 457

in Kentucky
Richmond VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 33,533
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 6 23 37 44
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.69 1.10 1.31
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
Richmond 41.78
Kentucky 21.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Richmond

1 in 46

in Kentucky
Richmond Property CRIMES
Population: 33,533
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 288 1,059 54
Rate per 1,000 8.59 31.58 1.61
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

Richmond Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Richmond 65
Kentucky 29