St. Matthews, KY
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St. Matthews, 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

With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, St. Matthews 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 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than St. Matthews.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in St. Matthews 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 St. Matthews; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 429. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Importantly, we found that St. Matthews 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 St. Matthews is one in 295.

St. Matthews Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

St. Matthews Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

42

760

802

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.33

42.16

44.49

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
St. Matthews 2.33
Kentucky 2.19

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 429

in St. Matthews

1 in 457

in Kentucky

St. Matthews VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 18,025
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 3 24 14
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.17 1.33 0.78

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
St. Matthews 42.16
Kentucky 21.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in St. Matthews

1 in 46

in Kentucky

St. Matthews Property CRIMES

Population: 18,025
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 112 587 61
Rate per 1,000 6.21 32.57 3.38

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

St. Matthews Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
St. Matthews 186
Kentucky 29