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Lexington Crime Rate Report (Kentucky)

Lexington crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 21 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime increasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Lexington for 2022 is expected to be lower than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Lexington in 2019 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 21.84% and the city property crime rate in Lexington was higher than the national property crime rate average by 42.1%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Lexington was higher than the violent crime rate in Kentucky by 36.58% and the city property crime rate in Lexington was higher than the property crime rate in Kentucky by 58.01%.

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

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault404
Arson43
Burglary1,537
Larceny and Theft7,333
Motor Vehicle Theft906
Murder and Manslaughter26
Rape175
Robbery362
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)11,689
Property Crime9,776
Violent Crime967
2022 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault46
Arson47
Burglary1,294
Larceny and Theft7,970
Motor Vehicle Theft1,297
Murder and Manslaughter30
Rape267
Robbery395
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)12,460
Property Crime10,547
Violent Crime738

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Lexington Property Crime

Lexington Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Lexington Crime 2019

Lexington Crime 2022

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 2022 was projected from 21 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2019.

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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