Fort Thomas commonly ranks high in these lists.
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Many of these composite rankings lists include cities with populations of 5,000 or more, but Safehome's rankings start with cities of populations at 16,000 or greater. With Fort Thomas's population at 16,358, smaller towns with low crime weren't much of a competition for the northern Kentucky bedroom community.
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Finally, demographic metrics that are correlated to crime have a small impact on Safety Score. These include metrics such as population density, population trends, unemployment rate, median income, education level, etc.
In plain English, the crime score is based on the combination of occurrences (per 100,000) of the seven crimes, the officer-to-population ratio, violent crime trend, property crime trend, and six demographic factors.
Fort Thomas ranked in the top 10th percentile across the United States, based on their calculations, with a safety score of 89.83. Fort Thomas has great education for those under 18, and ample job opportunities, both contributing to the high safety rating of the city.
Other metrics include:
Citizen to officer ratio: 681
Violent crimes: 3
Violent crimes trend: 50.4%
Property crimes: 125
Property crime trend: 6%
Median income: $63,006
|Sgt. Chris Goshorn (ret.), Lt. Rich Whitford, Ofc. Sean Donelan. FTM file.|
This article was published in October, 2017. To see the full list, click here.