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


City-Data.com crime index in Owensboro, KY compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Owensboro, KY

The 2018 crime rate in Owensboro, KY is 327 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 85.9% U.S. cities. The 2018 Owensboro crime rate fell by 2% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 2 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Owensboro has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Owensboro, KY is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Owensboro:

327.4
Livermore:

40.2
Boonville:

170.0
Hawesville:

23.9
Cannelton:

57.5
Tell City:

142.5
Hartford:

15.8
Centertown:

25.2
Sebree:

31.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Owensboro by year

Type

2005

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(7.2)
1
(1.8)
2
(3.6)
1
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.7)
3
(5.0)
2
(3.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
16
(29.0)
36
(64.7)
36
(64.5)
46
(79.8)
28
(48.5)
47
(80.6)
28
(47.7)
38
(64.8)
34
(57.3)
46
(77.2)
42
(70.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
50
(90.5)
34
(61.1)
28
(50.1)
37
(64.2)
45
(77.9)
49
(84.0)
41
(69.9)
50
(85.3)
49
(82.5)
52
(87.3)
59
(98.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
78
(141.1)
48
(86.3)
49
(87.7)
59
(102.3)
52
(90.0)
44
(75.5)
53
(90.4)
42
(71.7)
52
(87.6)
77
(129.2)
57
(95.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
438
(792.6)
417
(749.3)
399
(714.4)
513
(889.7)
469
(812.1)
373
(639.8)
385
(656.3)
319
(544.3)
486
(818.7)
390
(654.6)
453
(759.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,564
(2,830)
1,841
(3,308)
1,772
(3,173)
1,711
(2,967)
1,928
(3,338)
1,553
(2,664)
1,763
(3,006)
1,749
(2,984)
1,937
(3,263)
1,964
(3,297)
1,945
(3,259)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
70
(126.7)
82
(147.3)
84
(150.4)
99
(171.7)
121
(209.5)
106
(181.8)
104
(177.3)
110
(187.7)
235
(395.9)
243
(407.9)
240
(402.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(5.4)
3
(5.4)
12
(21.5)
6
(10.4)
12
(20.8)
7
(12.0)
7
(11.9)
7
(11.9)
14
(23.6)
9
(15.1)
9
(15.1)
City-Data.com crime index271.8287.5280.3301.7287.3270.7257.6264.3311.0334.2327.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 276 registered sex offenders living in Owensboro, Kentucky as of September 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Owensboro is 214 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Owensboro:

174.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Owensboro:

195.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Owensboro:

145.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Owensboro:

143.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Owensboro:

127.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Owensboro:

160.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Owensboro:

132.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Owensboro:

166.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Owensboro:

140.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Owensboro:

142.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2005
Owensboro:

159.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Owensboro:

115.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Owensboro:

135.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Owensboro:

127.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Owensboro:

375.0
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Owensboro:

356.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Owensboro:

386.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Owensboro:

286.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Owensboro:

308.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Owensboro:

288.4
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Owensboro:

360.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Owensboro:

352.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Owensboro:

324.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Owensboro:

337.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2005
Owensboro:

319.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Owensboro:

302.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Owensboro:

339.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Owensboro:

295.1
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 131 (94 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Kentucky average:

1.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 136 (90 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Kentucky average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 136 (90 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Kentucky average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 133 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Kentucky average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 140 (101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Kentucky average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 139 (101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Kentucky average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 135 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Kentucky average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 130 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
Kentucky average:

2.10

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 139 (101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Kentucky average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 129 (99 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Kentucky average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 129 (100 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Kentucky average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 133 (102 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Kentucky average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 129 (100 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Kentucky average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 134 (104 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Kentucky average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 141 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Kentucky average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 132 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
Kentucky average:

1.91

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

Zip codes: 42301, 42303.