Bowling Green, KY Crime Statistics For 2020

By Chris Kolmar | HomeSnacks | Updated: 2019-11-20
3,520
Total Crimes
5,156.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
100.76%
Above National Average
Bowling Green Crime Compared To KY Average
Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Kentucky.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

What is the crime rate in Bowling Green, KY?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Bowling Green is 5,156.1 per 100,000 people. That's 100.76% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 137.13% higher than the Kentucky total crime rate of 2,174.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Bowling Green SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9

How Does Bowling Green Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Bowling Green
/ 100k People
Kentucky
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,520 5,156.1 2,174.4 2,568.4
Murder 6 8.8 5.5 5.0
Robbery 64 93.7 55.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 79 115.7 113.2 246.8
Violent Crime 208 304.7 211.9 368.9
Burglary 414 606.4 384.7 376.0
Larceny 2,681 3,927.2 1,348.2 1,594.6
Car Theft 217 317.9 229.6 228.9
Property Crime 3,312 4,851.5 1,962.6 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Bowling Green

208
Violent Crimes
304.7
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-17.41%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 328.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Bowling Green each year. That compares to a 1 in 472.0 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Bowling Green is 304.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -17.41% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 43.81% higher than the Kentucky violent crime rate of 211.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Bowling Green

3,312
Property Crimes
4,851.5
Property Crimes / 100k People
120.57%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 20.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Bowling Green each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Bowling Green is 4,851.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 120.57% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 147.20% higher than the Kentucky property crime rate of 1,962.6 per 100,000 people.

Crime In Cities Around Bowling Green

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Hendersonville, TN 58,437 1,027 1,757.4 1,564.1 193.4
Gallatin, TN 38,450 659 1,713.9 1,399.2 314.7
Goodlettsville, TN 17,000 612 3,600.0 3,141.2 458.8
Portland, TN 12,887 263 2,040.8 1,761.5 279.4
White House, TN 11,818 237 2,005.4 1,700.8 304.6
Millersville, TN 6,914 96 1,388.5 1,070.3 318.2
Greenbrier, TN 6,899 91 1,319.0 971.2 347.9
Scottsville, KY 4,478 168 3,751.7 3,617.7 134.0
Elkton, KY 2,106 36 1,709.4 1,472.0 237.4
Auburn, KY 1,377 4 290.5 145.2 145.2
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