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Owensboro, KY | Crime Rates

Owensboro is a region located in KY, and has a population of 57,661. This region is policed by OWENSBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Owensboro has an overall crime rate of 6,351 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Owensboro is 1 in 16 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Owensboro for the previous 2 years was 5,538 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Owensboro 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) Owensboro USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 6,351 4,506
Murder Rate 2.1 6
Robbery Rate 64 148
Rape Rate 83 30
Assault Rate 2,154 644
Burglary Rate 890 726
Forced Entry Rate 401 417
Larceny Rate 2,985 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 172 362

Policing Statistics

Owensboro USA
Overall Clearance 21% 28%
Homicide Clearance 48% 56%
Assault Clearance 27% 52%
Rape Clearance 34% 38%
Robbery Clearance 30% 23%
Burglary Clearance 17% 12%
Larceny Clearance 17% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 21% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 153 sex offender(s) in Owensboro. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 265 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Owensboro. 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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