SafeWise is happy to release our 5th annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Kentucky for 2019. See if your city made the list.
Kentucky ranks property crime its second-most concerning safety issue on our State of Safety report. That concern makes sense when you look at the state’s higher-than-average property crime rate of 32.36—the national property crime rate is five points lower, at 27.11. But the level of concern (57%) is slightly below the national average of 59%.
The state does better when it comes to violent crime, though. Kentucky’s violent crime rate is 3.42 incidents per 1,000 people, which is one point below the national average of 4.49. And the safest cities did even better, with every one reporting fewer than one violent crime incident per 1,000.
Check out the complete listing to see if your city is one of eight that made the list for the second year, or one that reported zero incidents of violent crime.
40% of Kentucky’s safest cities made the list for the second consecutive year.
60% of the safest cities saw fewer than 100 property crimes in 2017.
90% of the cities had five or fewer violent crimes, and none had more than eight.
Only one city reported a murder and 50% reported zero counts each of murder, rape, and robbery.
Digital security is the top safety concern in Kentucky, according to our State of Safety survey, with 22% of respondents experiencing a digital security issue in the past year—that’s two points below the national average.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
How to Make a Safe Home Anywhere
Wherever you live, feeling safe in your home can bring greater peace of mind and happiness. Whether your city made our list or not, we recommend adding security to your home with monitored security services.
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