Safest Places to Live in Kentucky of February 2024

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Kentucky, or the Commonwealth of Kentucky, its original name, is located in the United States’ south-central region. With over 4.4 million residents, it is the 26th most populous state. Its capital is Frankfurt, and major cities are Louisville and Lexington.

One of the nicknames of Kentucky is the Bluegrass State. This is because the Bluegrass Region, which has many fertile bluegrass pastures, lies in central Kentucky.

Kentucky is famous for bourbon, moonshine, horse racing, tobacco, bluegrass music, etc. But the economy of Kentucky covers many fields, such as the coal industry, automobile manufacturing, etc.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those under 5,000 residents were not included in the list.

30 Safest Places in Kentucky of February 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Wilmore6 48900,00
2Flatwoods7 04110,14
3Taylor Mill6 81020,29
4Fort Thomas16 38650,31
5Lawrenceburg11 53840,35
6Independence28 541130,46
7Edgewood8 74940,46
8Cold Spring6 50930,46
9Vine Grove6 46830,46
10Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills6 04630,50
11Mount Washington14 85580,54
12London8 05050,62
13Erlanger23 116160,69
14Fort Wright5 74440,70
15Highland Heights7 11450,70
16Alexandria9 69270,72
17Middletown7 95760,75
18Villa Hills7 46560,80
19Fort Mitchell8 25270,85
20Versailles26 625230,86
21Hillview9 23580,87
22Dayton5 52750,90
23Morehead7 73670,90
24Madisonville18 711170,91
25Cynthiana6 35460,94
26Murray19 545201,02
27Elsmere8 67391,04
28Bellevue5 74961,04
29Harrodsburg8 50991,06
30La Grange9 080101,10

Crime Score in All Cities in Kentucky of February 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see our full list of Kentucky cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Livingston21800,00
2Eubank33100,00
3Hyden33400,00
4Sadieville36400,00
5Trenton37500,00
6Wayland37700,00
7Woodburn38100,00
8Centertown43200,00
9Wheelwright46400,00
10Martin55200,00
11Ravenna56200,00
12Loyall60600,00
13Bardwell67100,00
14Fleming-Neon67300,00
15Pippa Passes67700,00
16Science Hill69700,00
17Perryville75400,00
18Meadow Vale76600,00
19McKee78500,00
20Millersburg79900,00
21Lewisburg80200,00
22Stamping Ground80200,00
23Smiths Grove80300,00
24Evarts80800,00
25Bellefonte82700,00
26Crab Orchard83100,00
27Brownsville83500,00
28West Point87000,00
29Adairville87300,00
30Clarkson88200,00
31Elkhorn City88900,00
32New Haven89400,00
33Uniontown93000,00
34Ferguson94500,00
35La Center97000,00
36Burgin98100,00
37Hawesville99300,00
38South Shore1 05500,00
39Northfield1 06000,00
40Bloomfield1 06300,00
41Clay City1 10700,00
42Greenup1 10700,00
43Heritage Creek1 14800,00
44Taylorsville1 28600,00
45Guthrie1 39800,00
46Burkesville1 45900,00
47Coal Run Village1 48600,00
48Owenton1 54600,00
49Sebree1 54900,00
50Edmonton1 56700,00
51Pewee Valley1 57600,00
52Lewisport1 69800,00
53Warsaw1 69900,00
54Jamestown1 78700,00
55Hurstbourne Acres1 91000,00
56Jenkins1 93000,00
57Cumberland1 93600,00
58Jackson1 95400,00
59Albany2 00100,00
60Hickman2 12800,00
61Dry Ridge2 22900,00
62Junction City2 31500,00
63Mount Vernon2 44200,00
64Anchorage2 44300,00
65Calvert City2 49200,00
66Eddyville2 52500,00
67Hartford2 74900,00
68Pioneer Village2 94500,00
69Indian Hills2 99800,00
70Graymoor-Devondale2 97610,34
71Eminence2 59410,39
72Horse Cave2 40210,42
73Elkton2 11510,47
74Lebanon Junction1 97310,51
75Whitesburg1 84510,54
76Sturgis1 79410,56
77Munfordville1 66310,60
78Owingsville1 56610,64
79Olive Hill1 56010,64
80Worthington1 50510,66
81Audubon Park1 50410,66
82Park Hills2 98020,67
83Marion2 85320,70
84Flemingsburg2 80120,71
85Vanceburg1 38710,72
86Auburn1 37610,73
87Stanton2 65120,75
88Dawson Springs2 63320,76
89Morgantown2 40220,83
90Brodhead1 18210,85
91Hardinsburg2 34620,85
92Raceland2 33720,86
93Irvine2 30720,87
94Augusta1 13510,88
95Greensburg2 08720,96
96Carlisle1 95421,02
97Brandenburg2 90231,03
98Burnside90511,10
99Pembroke89311,12
100Pineville1 76321,13
101Catlettsburg1 74621,15
102Cave City2 45131,22
103Liberty2 11331,42
104Clinton1 24921,60
105Irvington1 18721,68
106Cadiz2 67351,87
107Falmouth2 08941,91
108Muldraugh1 00022,00
109Springfield2 96562,02
110Simpsonville2 94562,04
111Louisa2 36552,11
112Tompkinsville2 27952,19
113Manchester1 31832,28
114Beattyville1 19432,51
115Fulton2 14562,80
116Salyersville1 71252,92
117Russell Springs2 63283,04
118Harlan1 50763,98
119West Buechel1 28564,67

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Providence3 02100,00
2Wilder3 07400,00
3Williamstown3 94600,00
4Wilmore6 48900,00
5Flatwoods7 04110,14
6Prospect4 95410,20
7Beaver Dam3 60010,28
8Taylor Mill6 81020,29
9Edgewood8 74940,46
10Cold Spring6 50930,46
11Vine Grove6 46830,46
12Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills6 04630,50
13Stanford3 67920,54
14West Liberty3 56320,56
15Morganfield3 38720,59
16London8 05050,62
17Fort Wright5 74440,70
18Highland Heights7 11450,70
19Alexandria9 69270,72
20Middletown7 95760,75
21Carrollton3 81730,79
22Villa Hills7 46560,80
23Fort Mitchell8 25270,85
24Columbia4 64540,86
25Hillview9 23580,87
26Benton4 46140,90
27Dayton5 52750,90
28Morehead7 73670,90
29Cynthiana6 35460,94
30Paintsville4 01341,00
31Southgate3 96241,01
32Elsmere8 67391,04
33Bellevue5 74961,04
34Harrodsburg8 50991,06
35La Grange9 080101,10
36Greenville4 22451,18
37Hodgenville3 23941,23
38Corbin7 25591,24
39Grayson3 92351,27
40Princeton6 10591,47
41Monticello6 01591,50
42Russell3 22151,55
43Central City5 72691,57
44Paris9 879161,62
45Prestonsburg3 55061,69
46Scottsville4 52081,77
47Williamsburg5 298101,89
48Leitchfield6 852131,90
49Ludlow4 49592,00
50Mount Sterling7 326152,05
51Lancaster3 86282,07
52Lebanon5 716122,10
53Russellville7 068152,12
54Maysville8 750192,17
55Franklin9 036212,32
56Barbourville3 09082,59
57Middlesboro9 223242,60
58Pikeville6 592182,73
59Hazard4 938142,84
60Oak Grove7 359243,26
61Mayfield9 851404,06

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Fort Thomas16 38650,31
2Lawrenceburg11 53840,35
3Independence28 541130,46
4Mount Washington14 85580,54
5Erlanger23 116160,69
6Versailles26 625230,86
7Madisonville18 711170,91
8Murray19 545201,02
9Jeffersontown28 015311,11
10Bardstown13 239151,13
11Berea16 074191,18
12St. Matthews18 275221,20
13Shelbyville16 531211,27
14Danville16 873261,54
15Shepherdsville12 515221,76
16Glasgow14 475261,80
17Henderson28 368652,29
18Winchester18 605442,36
19Newport14 965372,47
20Radcliff22 998582,52
21Campbellsville11 488292,52
22Paducah24 832712,86
23Ashland20 222592,92
24Frankfort27 723812,92
25Somerset11 519353,04
26Shively15 845543,41

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Georgetown35 106411,17
2Nicholasville31 188471,51
3Elizabethtown30 383491,61
4Florence32 848551,67
5Richmond36 458752,06
6Owensboro60 1071352,25
7Hopkinsville30 895902,91
8Bowling Green69 6272032,92
9Lexington326 0709672,97
10Covington40 3501884,66
11Louisville Metro675 5014 6406,87

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