If you’re from Kentucky, you know that you need to watch out for more than just crazy Wildcats fans in Lexington and angry illegal distillers in Louisville. Well, it turns out that the Bluegrass State also has some dangerous places.
And it’s not just the smart people who love the Kentucky Derby. People who fly from coast to coast often don’t notice that the state has its fair share of scary criminals, most of whom come from Kentucky’s most dangerous towns. Luckily for you, RoadSnacks has made a list of these dangerous places for 2022 that you should look over carefully before you make any big plans to move.
So how did we find these dangerous places in the land of horses? It was time to look at the facts. We looked at the latest FBI crime report for each of the 74 towns with more than 5,000 people to find out about violent crime and property crime rates.
Our research showed that both types of crimes have become much more common than the national average over the last four years. Louisville is claiming the terrible honor of being Kentucky’s most violent city. Louisville, poor Louisville, was also named one of the safest towns in the country. Still, it’s not the most dangerous place in this Midwest state.
Bowling Green is the worst City
The numbers don’t lie about how dangerous Bowling Green really is—it’s definitely the most dangerous place in Kentucky for 2022. Be careful in this town in southern Kentucky, or you could become one of the 247 people who were robbed or hurt violently in 2020. There’s more at stake than just your safety; 71 of these events were thefts, putting your things at risk as well.
Even though this city is known for making Corvettes, it is also home to thieves who will take any car, even yours. The 317 people in Bowling Green who reported their cars stolen in 2020 learned this the hard way.
- Population: 71,861
- Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 4)
- Violent Crimes Per 100k: 343 (Seventh most dangerous)
- Property Crimes Per 100k: 4,446 (Fourth most dangerous)