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


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

Crime rate in Richmond, KY

The 2018 crime rate in Richmond, KY is 221 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 71.8% U.S. cities. The 2018 Richmond crime rate fell by 22% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 1 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Richmond has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Richmond, KY is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Richmond:

221.1
Berea:

168.9
Lancaster:

125.7
Nicholasville:

192.7
Irvine:

209.9
Winchester:

383.8
Ravenna:

209.3
Wilmore:

72.7
Clay City:

3.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Richmond by year

Type

2005

2006

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(9.1)
3
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.7)
1
(2.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
8
(26.5)
10
(32.1)
17
(50.7)
8
(23.5)
13
(41.2)
8
(25.1)
9
(27.8)
15
(45.7)
15
(44.2)
18
(53.0)
24
(68.3)
18
(50.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
22
(72.8)
16
(51.4)
34
(101.4)
66
(193.7)
56
(177.3)
50
(156.8)
49
(151.5)
53
(161.4)
35
(103.1)
37
(108.9)
30
(85.3)
17
(47.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
76
(251.6)
67
(215.2)
40
(119.2)
50
(146.8)
45
(142.5)
29
(90.9)
37
(114.4)
30
(91.4)
32
(94.3)
20
(58.9)
36
(102.4)
30
(83.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
203
(672.0)
291
(934.6)
337
(1,005)
461
(1,353)
439
(1,390)
377
(1,182)
350
(1,082)
241
(734.1)
226
(665.8)
249
(733.1)
216
(614.3)
204
(567.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
862
(2,854)
897
(2,881)
1,171
(3,491)
1,405
(4,124)
1,369
(4,335)
1,290
(4,045)
1,125
(3,479)
982
(2,991)
885
(2,607)
1,048
(3,086)
899
(2,557)
781
(2,172)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
59
(195.3)
80
(256.9)
54
(161.0)
57
(167.3)
46
(145.7)
54
(169.3)
50
(154.6)
41
(124.9)
42
(123.7)
77
(226.7)
111
(315.7)
81
(225.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(23.2)
6
(19.3)
3
(8.9)
4
(11.7)
2
(6.3)
6
(18.8)
4
(12.4)
6
(18.3)
3
(8.8)
5
(14.7)
3
(8.5)
1
(2.8)
City-Data.com crime index270.2298.2317.6391.1397.0343.4317.9302.6263.6279.7282.6221.1

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.




According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 79 registered sex offenders living in Richmond, Kentucky as of November 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Richmond is 428 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Richmond:

121.0
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Richmond:

173.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Richmond:

136.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Richmond:

160.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Richmond:

190.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Richmond:

160.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Richmond:

148.9
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Richmond:

201.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Richmond:

205.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Richmond:

161.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2006
Richmond:

178.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Richmond:

188.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Richmond:

67.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Richmond:

86.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Richmond:

181.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Richmond:

255.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Richmond:

298.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Richmond:

334.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Richmond:

282.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Richmond:

315.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Richmond:

413.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Richmond:

464.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Richmond:

516.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Richmond:

501.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Richmond:

399.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2006
Richmond:

369.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Richmond:

306.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Richmond:

231.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Richmond:

281.1
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Richmond:

298.2
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 2017, including police officers: 61 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Kentucky average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 61 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Kentucky average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 61 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Kentucky average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 67 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Kentucky average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 68 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Kentucky average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 63 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Kentucky average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 67 (57 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Kentucky average:

2.10

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 71 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Kentucky average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 90 (65 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Kentucky average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 94 (64 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Kentucky average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 92 (62 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Kentucky average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 81 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Kentucky average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 84 (60 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Kentucky average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 85 (59 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Kentucky average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 69 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Kentucky average:

1.91

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

Zip codes: 40475.