20 Safest Cities in Kentucky: Safest Places to Live in KY

September 4, 2014

20 Safest Cities in Kentucky: Safest Places to Live in KY

Beautiful Kentucky is a charming place to call home. Anyone looking to relocate to the Bluegrass State will be pleased to find that there are many safe cities and towns to call home or start a business. While not every city in Kentucky has a low crime rate, we are here to give you an inside report on the 20 safest places to live in Kentucky.

Safe Choice Security consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and compared violent and property crime data for over 200 cities in Kentucky in order to determine Kentucky’s 20 safest cities.

We hope you enjoy learning about Kentucky’s safest cities! If your city was named one of the safest cities in KY, feel free to proudly display your badge on your website! Get the code here.

1. Flatwoods, KY

Flatwoods, KY: Safest Cities in KentuckyThe hometown of celebrity country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, Flatwoods, KY is located in a small suburb of Ashland in the northeast corner of the state. It is the largest city in Greenup County. Known as the Good Neighbor Community, the city offers a variety of outdoor amenities for its citizens to enjoy. With a police chief who is known for his availability and openness, it is little surprise that bedroom community Flatwoods is the safest city in Kentucky.

Population: 7,000
Violent Crimes per 1000: 0.27
Property Crimes per 1000: 7.13
Crime Index: 87
Safer than 87% of US cities

2. Lawrenceburg, KY

Lawrenceburg, KY: Safest Cities in KentuckyLawrenceburg, KY, located in the north central part of the state, offers an array of local events for residents to enjoy. In the heart of Kentucky, this small city with the charming downtown is the perfect blend of small town living combined with the conveniences of a bigger center. Its dedicated police force does an impressive job of working with citizens to ensure the city’s crime rate remains low. The second safest city in Kentucky, Lawrenceburg is an inviting place to call home or start a new business.

Population: 10,000
Violent Crimes per 1000: 0.38
Property Crimes per 1000: 9.02
Crime Index: 79
Safer than 79% of US cities

3. Fort Thomas, KY

Fort Thomas, KY: Safest Cities in KentuckyFort Thomas, KY is built on a former army post on the northern border of the state. Conveniently close to Cincinnati, Ohio, Fort Thomas is bordered by the Ohio River. With two business districts – the recently renovated downtown area and the Midway area – and a variety of incentives, it is an ideal location for businesses looking to relocate. The local police department uses a unique plan called the Neighborhood Focus Plan to effectively deal with communities in areas of the city where crimes occur. This plan has worked so well, the city ranks #3 in the state for safety.

Population: 16,000
Violent Crimes per 1000: 0.12
Property Crimes per 1000: 11.9
Crime Index: 69
Safer than 69% of US cities

4. Independence, KY

Independence, KY: Safest Cities in KentuckyIndependence, KY is also located in the northern tip of the state, near Ohio. It is a suburb of Cincinnati and is one of the largest cities to make our listing. This fast growing city is a favorite for those raising children. Multiple parks, private and public schools, and other amenities like a town Amphitheater make it hugely appealing to families. Independence has been featured in listings of the top 100 fastest growing cities in the nation and one of the 50 safest cities in the state. According to our research, Independence is the fourth safest city in Kentucky and owes that title to a vigilant police department that focuses on prevention and community involvement.

Population: 25,000
Violent Crimes per 1000: 0.76
Property Crimes per 1000: 12.12
Crime Index: 66
Safer than 66% of US cities

5. Central City, KY

Central City, KY: Safest Cities in KentuckyCentral City, KY is another of the smaller cities on our listing but is the biggest one in Muhlenberg County. Located in the south central portion of the state, Central City is on the Green River and features swamps, a lowland area, rolling hills and steep bluffs. Indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and unique events that attract tourism help to make it a great place to live. An abundance of jobs and a rich cultural history add to its appeal. The Central City Police Department has multiple programs in place including a Neighborhood Watch and more in order to help keep the town a safe place to live and do business in.

Population: 6,000
Violent Crimes per 1000: 0.5
Property Crimes per 1000: 14.44
Crime Index: 59
Safer than 59% of US cities

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