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Survey says Ft. Thomas is the safest town in Kentucky, Shively least safe

Here’s a post that should make Jared Lorenzen, Patrick Towles, and all our other Ft. Thomas natives happy. According to a study by the FBI, Ft. Thomas is the safest town in Kentucky. The least safe? Shively, Kentucky, a suburb of Louisville.

Here’s the full list, which is based on the number of murders, violent crimes, property crimes, and total crimes per person, along with the chance of crime in each community with 10,000 or more residents:

Note to self: when in Shively, lock the car doors.


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17 Comments for Survey says Ft. Thomas is the safest town in Kentucky, Shively least safe

  1. SaturnCat33
    6:59 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    I realize they figure number of crimes and overall population to get their numbers here, but I don’t know how many folks here in Bardstown are feeling fourth-safest in the state. We got 4 unsolved murders in the last few years–3 of them being especially gruesome. Plus, we have a girl that has vanished into thin air, and was probably murdered as well. don’t know what the hell’s going on out here.

    • john wall
      7:13 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

      Not to mention the Bardstown Money Gang

    • farouk almendinger
      7:22 am August 7, 2015 Permalink

      It’s referring to total crime. Not how many unsolved murders there are. Im sure the most violent crimes impact the numbers but that doesn’t mean that crime in general is a problem it just means that Bardstown gets more headlines due to these terrible events, so people like you think that means its not a safe place.

  2. Lock the doors and pack some heat.

  3. jeff j
    7:06 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    oops Tyler Thompson, you left out “chances to win NCAA Basketball Championship

  4. Frylock
    7:19 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Cake eaters. (NKY people will get this joke)

  5. kyroundball
    7:56 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    #2 for Madville aint bad, nothing to be disappointed about

  6. Marty Moore and Doug Pelfrey
    8:15 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    No love for us?

    Cris Collinsworth is on neighborhood watch keeping the FTNKY safe.

    Also, worst mascot in the state.

  7. Cincy Cayt
    8:28 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Ft. Thomas is great…it really is…but it shares a long border with Newport and is about 10-ish minutes from Covington (nothing wrong with them, but they’re low on this list). Divide Lexington or Louisville into a bunch of smaller towns/cities like NKY and some of them probably give Cake Town a run for its money. That said, I’ll take a house in Ft. Thomas any day.

    • Cincy Cayt
      8:32 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

      Don’t mean to bash, but just pointing out how very different the metro areas are in KY. NKY and Lexington are both vast and have 400k+ population, but NKY is dozens of small towns without consolidation.

  8. Earl Skaggs
    8:50 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Is this from 1900?

  9. Stitch Jones
    9:53 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    Hide your kids….Hide your wife..

  10. BigPuns
    10:18 pm August 6, 2015 Permalink

    #2 is wrong. There were two murdered there. I’m also thinking a young female was also murdered this year.

    • Tampa satchel
      6:49 am August 7, 2015 Permalink

      Federal government crime statistics are never real time and these are compiled by a non-government website to be easier to digest, so they are likely from 2012 or 2013.

  11. Ft. Thomas
    8:41 am August 7, 2015 Permalink

    I am a bubble town. Every that lives here cannot leave the bubble. It’s very similar to the Truman Show.

  12. catdaddyd
    3:44 pm August 7, 2015 Permalink

    Isn’t Shively part of metro Louisville?

  13. ernielee
    10:47 am August 8, 2015 Permalink

    Yes, Shively is part of Louisville, as is Jeffersontown and St. Matthews.