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Monday, April 22, 2019

Fort Thomas Named Safest City in Kentucky

Fort Thomas has been named the "Safest Cities in Kentucky" by Safehome, a website that reviews and compares security systems.

Fort Thomas had a safety rating of 89.83, with a population of 16,358. The median income for a family here is $63,006, which is on the upper end in Kentucky.

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.

Safehome's metrics looked at several different factors when assigning a Safety Score to a city. First and foremost is the FBI’s latest report of how many and what types of crimes occurred in each city over a single year. The city’s crime trends are also considered; in other words, cities where crime is on the decline are given a higher Safety Score and vice-versa. They also look at the number of law enforcement officers compared to the population.

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.

There is a large concentration of cities with high safety ratings in northern Kentucky. Erlanger and Independence are also represented, all with safety ratings above 80. On the national level, there are four cities in Kentucky that made it onto the top 750 safest cities in the nation.

Here's the list of the top 10:

1 - Fort Thomas 
2 - Independence 
3 - Madisonville
4 - Danville
5 - Erlanger
6 - Jeffersontown
7 - Murray
8 - Radcliff
9 - Henderson
10 - Georgetown

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