Frankfort, KY crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 40 per one thousand residents, Frankfort has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 25. Within Kentucky, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Frankfort.

Importantly, when you compare Frankfort to other communities of similar population, then Frankfort crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Frankfort does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Frankfort does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Frankfort.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Frankfort occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Frankfort; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 289. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Frankfort experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Frankfort is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Frankfort, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 36 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Frankfort has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Frankfort is one in 343.

Frankfort Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Frankfort Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

96

1,013

1,109

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.46

36.50

39.96

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.46
2.17
National Median: 4
    Frankfort
    Kentucky

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 289

in Frankfort

1 in 461

in Kentucky

Frankfort VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 27,755
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 15 23 53
Rate per 1,000 0.18 0.54 0.83 1.91

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
36.5
18.97
National Median: 21
    Frankfort
    Kentucky

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Frankfort

1 in 53

in Kentucky

Frankfort Property CRIMES

Population: 27,755
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 193 739 81
Rate per 1,000 6.95 26.63 2.92

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Frankfort Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
76
26
National Median: 28.3
    Frankfort
    Kentucky