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Lexington Crime Rate Report (Kentucky)

Lexington crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Lexington for 2015 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Lexington in 2012 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 8.86% and the city property crime rate in Lexington was higher than the national property crime rate average by 55.7%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Lexington was higher than the violent crime rate in Kentucky by 58.38% and the city property crime rate in Lexington was higher than the property crime rate in Kentucky by 74.38%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Lexington Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Lexington Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Lexington Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault346
Arson60
Burglary2,854
Forcible Rape102
Larceny and Theft9,641
Motor Vehicle Theft904
Murder and Manslaughter12
Robbery606
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)15,372
Property Crime13,459
Violent Crime1,066
2015 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault857
Arson41
Burglary2,813
Forcible Rape84
Larceny and Theft8,961
Motor Vehicle Theft679
Murder and Manslaughter11
Robbery577
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)14,394
Property Crime12,481
Violent Crime1,528

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Lexington Property Crime

Lexington Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Lexington Crime 2012

Lexington Crime 2015

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Lexington Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Lexington Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Lexington, Kentucky crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Lexington crime report data for 2015 was projected from 14 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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