Monday, August 7, 2017

Northern Kentucky Represented Heavily in the Safest Cities in Kentucky List


SafeWise has once again listed the safest cities in Kentucky and several northern Kentucky cities checked in on the list.

Fort Thomas came in at #4, the same position it checked in at last year.

Independence was the highest northern Kentucky city on the list at #3.

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To identify the safest cities in Kentucky, they reviewed the most recent FBI Crime Report statistics from 2015, along with population data. They eliminated all cities with fewer than 4,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

From there, they evaluated the remaining cities.

From a release, they described their process in more detail.

"We narrowed it down based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) in each city. To further level the playing field, we calculated the likelihood of these crimes occurring out of 1,000 people in each city."

1. Flatwoods ↑

Previous Rank: 2

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.00
Property Crimes per 1,000: 2.57

2. Greenville ↑

Previous Rank: 3

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.90
Property Crimes per 1,000: 4.56

3. Independence ↑

Previous Rank: 6

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.41
Property Crimes per 1,000: 7.21

4. Fort Thomas ↔

Previous Rank: 4

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.18
Property Crimes per 1,000: 7.64

5. Prospect ↓

Previous Rank: 1

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.20
Property Crimes per 1,000: 7.76

6. Lawrenceburg ↑

Previous Rank: 7

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.27
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.26


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7. Taylor Mill ↑

Previous Rank: 9

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.74
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.45

8. Villa Hills ↓

Previous Rank: 5

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.00
Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.26

9. Columbia ↑

Previous Rank: 12

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.41
Property Crimes per 1,000: 8.93

10. Highland Heights ↔

Previous Rank: 10

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.28
Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.29

11. Edgewood ↑

Previous Rank: 18

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.34
Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.23

12. Wilmore ↓

Previous Rank: 11

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.32
Property Crimes per 1,000: 9.39

13. Fort Mitchell ↑

Previous Rank: 16

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.60
Property Crimes per 1,000: 10.01

14. Mount Washington ↓

Previous Rank: 8

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.65
Property Crimes per 1,000: 11.15

15. Vine Grove ↓

Previous Rank: 14

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.52
Property Crimes per 1,000: 12.97

16. Central City ↓

Previous Rank: 13

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.51
Property Crimes per 1,000: 14.12

17. Grayson ↑

Previous Rank: 29

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.49
Property Crimes per 1,000: 16.14

18. Williamsburg ↓

Previous Rank: 15

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.70
Property Crimes per 1,000: 14.96

19. Erlanger ↑

Previous Rank: 34

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 1.62
Property Crimes per 1,000: 16.07

20. Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills ↔

Previous Rank: 20

Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.82
Property Crimes per 1,000: 17.00

You can learn more about their methodology here and read more about SafeWise here. 


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