The crime rate in Richmond, KY is higher than the national average. Specifically, the violent crime rate in Richmond is 20.4, which is significantly higher. Richmond's violent crime rate is 1.456 per 1,000 residents for a standard year. People who live in Richmond generally consider the western part of the city to be the safest for this type of crime. Research has aggregated historical crime statistics into two categories: violent crime and property crime.
Detailed statistics by year are available on the rates of homicides, robberies, motor vehicle thefts, aggravated assaults and more. When considering only the violent crime rate, Richmond is safer than the Kentucky state average and safer than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of violent crime in Richmond can range from 1 in 564 in downtown neighborhoods to 1 in 959 in the western part of the city. The table below compares crime in cities with a comparable overall population within city limits. All violent crime rates are shown as the number of crimes per 1,000 Richmond residents in a standard year.
Richmond is in the 70th percentile in terms of safety, meaning that 30% of cities are safer and 70% of cities are more dangerous. In conclusion, Richmond has a higher than average violent crime rate compared to other cities with similar populations. However, it is still safer than many other cities and has areas that are considered relatively safe. It is important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions when living or visiting Richmond.