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Crime rate in Bowling Green, Kentucky (KY): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


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Crime rates in Bowling Green by year

Type

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(2.0)
2
(4.0)
1
(2.0)
3
(5.8)
5
(9.5)
1
(1.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.1)
4
(6.8)
2
(3.3)
1
(1.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
40
(80.1)
51
(100.9)
33
(64.7)
47
(91.0)
59
(112.0)
49
(91.3)
47
(85.7)
51
(91.5)
39
(68.1)
31
(53.0)
36
(61.0)
59
(96.5)
49
(78.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
81
(162.3)
64
(126.7)
74
(145.1)
88
(170.4)
103
(195.5)
87
(162.1)
90
(164.0)
72
(129.1)
55
(96.0)
60
(102.6)
75
(127.0)
69
(112.9)
64
(103.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
238
(476.8)
303
(599.6)
181
(354.8)
190
(368.0)
202
(383.4)
211
(393.2)
199
(362.7)
104
(186.5)
58
(101.2)
73
(124.9)
74
(125.3)
71
(116.1)
87
(140.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
675
(1,352.2)
588
(1,163.6)
555
(1,088.0)
584
(1,131.0)
559
(1,061.1)
545
(1,015.6)
569
(1,037.1)
543
(973.9)
512
(893.4)
462
(790.2)
547
(926.4)
455
(744.3)
440
(708.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,262
(4,531.3)
2,121
(4,197.3)
2,266
(4,442.4)
2,282
(4,419.6)
2,033
(3,859.1)
2,072
(3,861.1)
2,313
(4,215.8)
2,400
(4,304.6)
2,022
(3,528.3)
2,127
(3,637.9)
2,322
(3,932.7)
2,272
(3,716.7)
2,384
(3,837.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
201
(402.6)
150
(296.8)
128
(250.9)
154
(298.3)
143
(271.4)
122
(227.3)
116
(211.4)
145
(260.1)
128
(223.4)
127
(217.2)
156
(264.2)
125
(204.5)
114
(183.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(6.0)
3
(5.9)
2
(3.9)
1
(1.9)
1
(1.9)
3
(5.6)
1
(1.8)
2
(3.6)
2
(3.5)
1
(1.7)
5
(8.5)
2
(3.3)
2
(3.2)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5)493.1492.5420.9463.4468.4424.4425.0399.1308.0309.6349.5339.3325.1

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 94 registered sex offenders living in Bowling Green, Kentucky as of December 08, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Bowling Green to the number of sex offenders is 645 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


See how dangerous Bowling Green, KY is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Bowling Green:

325.1
Smiths Grove:

22.3
Auburn:

57.9
Brownsville:

53.1
Franklin:

276.0
Scottsville:

146.3
Morgantown:

252.2
Russellville:

225.9
Portland:

308.6
Violent crime rate in 2014
Bowling Green:

193.0
U.S. Average:

202.6

Violent crime rate in 2013
Bowling Green:

206.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Bowling Green:

190.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Bowling Green:

167.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Bowling Green:

157.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Bowling Green:

246.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Bowling Green:

330.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Bowling Green:

353.2
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Bowling Green:

398.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Bowling Green:

352.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Bowling Green:

301.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Bowling Green:

447.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Bowling Green:

382.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2014
Bowling Green:

342.2
U.S. Average:

232.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Bowling Green:

346.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Bowling Green:

399.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Bowling Green:

353.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Bowling Green:

368.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Bowling Green:

425.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Bowling Green:

426.4
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Bowling Green:

407.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Bowling Green:

422.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Bowling Green:

466.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Bowling Green:

452.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Bowling Green:

461.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Bowling Green:

528.3
U.S. Average:

336.9

Murders per 100,000 population

Rapes per 100,000 population

Robberies per 100,000 population

Assaults per 100,000 population

Burglaries per 100,000 population

Thefts per 100,000 population

Auto thefts per 100,000 population

Arson per 100,000 population

City-data.com crime index

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 151 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Kentucky average:

1.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 152 (113 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Kentucky average:

1.94

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 151 (112 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Kentucky average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 140 (103 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Kentucky average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 147 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Kentucky average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 146 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Kentucky average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 136 (101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Kentucky average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 134 (99 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Kentucky average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 123 (93 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.77
Kentucky average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 117 (88 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.71
Kentucky average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 123 (93 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Kentucky average:

1.91


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Bowling Green

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Zip codes: 42101, 42102, 42103, 42104, 42122.