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Lexington Crime Rate Report (Kentucky)

Lexington crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 18 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime increasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Lexington for 2018 is expected to be higher than in 2016.

The city violent crime rate for Lexington in 2016 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 14.51% and the city property crime rate in Lexington was higher than the national property crime rate average by 67.63%.

In 2016 the city violent crime rate in Lexington was higher than the violent crime rate in Kentucky by 46.12% and the city property crime rate in Lexington was higher than the property crime rate in Kentucky by 87.61%.

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

2016 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault280
Arson39
Burglary2,435
Larceny and Theft9,465
Motor Vehicle Theft1,158
Murder and Manslaughter24
Rape200
Robbery575
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)14,971
Property Crime13,058
Violent Crime1,079
2018 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault0
Arson57
Burglary2,664
Larceny and Theft10,401
Motor Vehicle Theft1,201
Murder and Manslaughter21
Rape177
Robbery535
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)16,179
Property Crime14,266
Violent Crime659

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Lexington Property Crime

Lexington Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Lexington Crime 2016

Lexington Crime 2018

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 2018 was projected from 18 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2016.

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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