50 Safest Cities
Known as the Bluegrass State, Kentucky has it all, from cities like Louisville, Lexington, Frankfurt, and Bowling Green to sprawling acres of farmland, all under a bright blue sky. It’s home to the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken, plus, Thomas Edison first revealed his light bulb to the public at the Southern Exposition in 1893! Aside from horses, chicken and electricity, Kentucky is also known for its bluegrass music (hence the state’s nickname), its college basketball, along with other natural attractions such as beautiful forests, lakes, hills, you name it. Its population of 4.5 million people work in industries as diverse as agriculture, mining, manufacturing, and service. Plus, the entire state is 40,409 square miles, which if you do that math, is about 111 square miles per person if the land was split equally. One can dream, I suppose!
What is there to do in Kentucky? Well, off the top of my head, I must suggest:
- Mammoth Cave National Park: For hiking, camping, and touring the world’s longest cave, this is the hot spot.
- Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory: Ever wonder where the baseball bat came from? This museum will tell you the story of Louisville Slugger baseball bats and how they fit into the history of the United States.
- Churchill Downs: The host of the Kentucky Derby, this Thoroughbred racetrack has been around since 1875 and offers a museum and guided tours.
Maybe you’re planning a visit to Kentucky, or maybe you’re even considering moving there. Regardless of the reason, you’re probably concerned about safety. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Kentucky’s safest city is Flatwoods, a suburb of Ashland. With a population just over 7,000, there were only .55 violent crimes and 4.67 property crimes per 1,000 people last year, amazing as there are only 3,006 households.
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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Villa Hills, KY
Fort Thomas, KY
Highland Heights, KY
Mount Washington, KY
Taylor Mill, KY
Vine Grove, KY
Fort Mitchell, KY
Central City, KY
Fort Wright, KY
Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills, KY
La Grange, KY
Cold Spring, KY
Mount Sterling, KY
Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?
No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!
|Safety Rank||City||Population||Median Income||Violent Crime||Property Crime||Law Officer||Safety Score|
|66||Louisville Metro, KY||684,362||n/a||6.47||41.22||1.83||58.23|
|67||St. Matthews, KY||18,163||57,284||1.76||47.57||1.82||57.88|
|69||Bowling Green, KY||66,317||39,901||3.39||46.58||1.76||57.04|
|72||Oak Grove, KY||7,347||47,338||4.63||56.49||2.04||48.96|
How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.
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