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Lexington, KY | Crime Rates

Lexington is a region located in KY, and has a population of 297,847. This region is policed by LEXINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Lexington has an overall crime rate of 5,419 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately more dangerous than the rest of the United States, but still about average. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Lexington is 1 in 18 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Lexington for the previous 2 years was 4,814 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Lexington has been increasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Lexington USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 5,419 4,506
Murder Rate 5.1 6
Robbery Rate 167 148
Rape Rate 36 30
Assault Rate 1,027 644
Burglary Rate 916 726
Forced Entry Rate 375 417
Larceny Rate 3,043 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 226 362

Policing Statistics

Lexington USA
Overall Clearance 99% 28%
Homicide Clearance 100% 56%
Assault Clearance 100% 52%
Rape Clearance 58% 38%
Robbery Clearance 69% 23%
Burglary Clearance 50% 12%
Larceny Clearance 83% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 71% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 0 sex offender(s) in Lexington. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 0 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Lexington. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Kentucky see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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