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


City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Covington by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.3)
1
(2.4)
2
(4.9)
2
(4.9)
2
(4.9)
2
(4.9)
2
(4.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
44
(103.1)
44
(102.3)
39
(90.2)
39
(90.6)
36
(88.0)
36
(88.3)
35
(85.2)
33
(80.4)
38
(92.5)
36
(88.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
191
(447.5)
215
(499.8)
180
(416.5)
186
(432.0)
147
(359.2)
131
(321.3)
97
(236.2)
88
(214.3)
103
(250.6)
81
(198.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
149
(349.1)
197
(457.9)
134
(310.1)
95
(220.7)
122
(298.1)
72
(176.6)
73
(177.7)
52
(126.7)
61
(148.4)
66
(161.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
659
(1,544)
678
(1,576)
624
(1,444)
695
(1,614)
723
(1,767)
592
(1,452)
427
(1,040)
345
(840.3)
296
(720.3)
267
(653.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,357
(3,179)
1,561
(3,629)
1,464
(3,388)
1,454
(3,377)
1,472
(3,597)
1,095
(2,686)
1,138
(2,771)
1,013
(2,467)
921
(2,241)
936
(2,292)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
N/A211
(490.5)
179
(414.2)
181
(420.4)
203
(496.1)
158
(387.6)
115
(280.0)
138
(336.1)
123
(299.3)
138
(337.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/A31
(71.7)
12
(27.9)
16
(39.1)
22
(54.0)
10
(24.3)
14
(34.1)
5
(12.2)
6
(14.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 265.5)557.2622.7533.5532.6549.9452.3390.3348.1352.6336.6

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes 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 97 registered sex offenders living in Covington, Kentucky as of August 25, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Covington is 423 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


City-Data.com crime index in Covington, KY compared to other U.S. cities
See how dangerous Covington, KY is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Covington:

336.6
Park Hills:

109.6
Fort Wright:

74.6
Southgate:

56.3
Newport:

312.1
Wilder:

93.6
Ludlow:

118.8
Bellevue:

202.7
Fort Mitchell:

78.4

Violent crime rate in 2017
Covington:

277.9
U.S. Average:

214.8

Violent crime rate in 2016
Covington:

301.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Covington:

260.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Covington:

301.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Covington:

347.1
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2011
Covington:

421.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Covington:

421.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Covington:

458.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Covington:

585.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Covington:

506.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Property crime rate in 2017
Covington:

296.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Covington:

301.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Covington:

341.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Covington:

388.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Covington:

482.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2011
Covington:

607.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Covington:

554.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Covington:

520.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Covington:

570.2
U.S. Average:

302.2
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 116 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
Kentucky average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 116 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
Kentucky average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 112 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Kentucky average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 115 (107 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
Kentucky average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 120 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
Kentucky average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 110 (103 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
Kentucky average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 132 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
Kentucky average:

2.10

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 141 (116 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
Kentucky average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 138 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Kentucky average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 133 (111 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
Kentucky average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 130 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Kentucky average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 129 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Kentucky average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 129 (115 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.65
Kentucky average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 118 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Kentucky average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 123 (113 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
Kentucky average:

1.91

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Covington, KY
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 41011, 41014, 41015, 41051.