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The Safest and Most Dangerous Cities in Kentucky


What are the safest cities in Kentucky? That’s a question you may have asked yourself over the years, and thanks to safety and security website SafeWise.com, we have an answer. SafeWise used crime reports and population data to determine the 20 safest cities (population over 4,000) in Kentucky. Which was the safest of them all?

Flatwoods, Kentucky. According to Safewise’s data, zero violent crimes happened in the Ashland suburb in 2015 (the latest data available). The rate of property crimes was also the lowest, at 2.57 per 1,000 people. Next up: Greenville in Western Kentucky; and Independence in Northern Kentucky. Jared Lorenzen and Shannon the Dude will be happy to know that Fort Thomas and Mount Washington also made the list:

1. Flatwoods
2. Greenville
3. Independence
4. Fort Thomas
5. Prospect
6. Lawrenceburg
7. Taylor Mill
8. Villa Hills
9. Columbia
10. Highland Heights
11. Edgewood
12. Wilmore
13. Fort Mitchell
14. Mount Washington
15. Vine Grove
16. Central City
17. Grayson
18. Williamsburg
19. Erlanger
20. Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills

What are the most dangerous cities in the Commonwealth? Roadsnacks.net also studied FBI crime reports, and their rankings probably won’t surprise you:

1. Hazard
2. Newport
3. Paducah
4. Bowling Green
5. Louisville
6. Shively
7. Frankfort
8. Princeton
9. Winchester
10. Campbellsville

Before some of you start bragging, Lexington does come in at No. 11.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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13 responses to “The Safest and Most Dangerous Cities in Kentucky”

  1. nagnuggts

    and thats why i live in FLATWOODS 41139!! Not really

  2. BigBlueBass

    Lex should be top 10 with a doubt.. it’s become little Louisville… Paducah & Princeton in the top 10 is a joke….

    1. stopthatmonkey

      Yeah because your personal anecdote just HAS to be better than statistical facts.

    2. BigBlueBass

      Dang Monkey someone piss is your lucky charms?

    3. meeksfor3

      As UK fans we sometimes say something doesn’t pass the eye test when a team’s stats say one thing but their actual game doesn’t reflect what the stats are saying. I think if you turn on WLEX, WKYT, etc and see the shootings, stabbings and robberies every night you have to think something isn’t passing the eye test.

  3. BigBlueBass

    And where is Hopkinsville??? The town with the most crime per capita in the whole state.!!!

  4. Sticky Ceiling

    H-town represent!

  5. TBW3011

    Lexington has become more violent the past couple years. Of course, this data is from 2015

  6. Look Out Fireworks

    Louisville in the #5? Must not take into account crimes against humanity…

  7. Sentient Third Eye

    Keep in mind also that the entire state of Kentucky cannot equal the crime and killing in a single city like Chicago.

    1. damage_control

      Also keep in mind that Kentucky’s entire population is just about half that of the city of Chicago. Pack every one of us into the area of one city and our violent crime stats might just go up a bit.

  8. damage_control

    I meant Chicago’s is half of Kentucky’s population.

  9. damage_control

    Where’s Scottsville in this list? According to news reports, I’d guess that their crime rate to population ratio is in the top 10 easy.