Whitesburg, KY
Crime Rates


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Whitesburg, 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

If you are looking for a community that has low crime, you need look no further than Whitesburg. With an annual crime rate of only 1 per one thousand people, the chance of becoming a victim of crime here is just 1 in 669. These crime statistics put Whitesburg in the elite group of the safest communities in the nation, and safer than approximately 85% of the cities and towns in Kentucky.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Whitesburg, and we found that the crime rate in Whitesburg is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Whitesburg is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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

For Whitesburg, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Whitesburg than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2006, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Furthermore, our research shows that motor vehicle theft, arson, burglary, and larceny are not very common in Whitesburg compared to most US cities and towns. In fact, the rate of these property crimes in Whitesburg is just 1 per one thousand people, far below the national average. Based on this rate, Whitesburg is one of the safer communities in America with regard to incidences of property crime.

Whitesburg Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 98% of U.S. Cities

Whitesburg Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Whitesburg 0.50
Kentucky 2.19

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,006

in Whitesburg

1 in 457

in Kentucky


Population: 2,006
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 0 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.50 0.00 0.00


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)

Whitesburg 1.00
Kentucky 21.78

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 1,003

in Whitesburg

1 in 46

in Kentucky

Whitesburg Property CRIMES

Population: 2,006
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1 0 1
Rate per 1,000 0.50 0.00 0.50

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

Whitesburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Whitesburg 1
Kentucky 29