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Crime Report for Bowling Green,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Bowling Green, is 0.6 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Bowling Green Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Bowling Green, has a violent crime rate of 612 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 508 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Bowling Green 612
KY 508
National 676

Bowling Green, is in the 96% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 84% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 96% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Bowling Green, or said another way, 4% of cities in have crime rates higher than Bowling Green.


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Crime Bowling Green KY Nation
Violent Crime Total 612.4 507.5 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 5.3 6.5
Forcible Rape 85.7 37.8 31.1
Robbery Rate 164.0 177.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 362.7 252.8 315
Property Crime Total 5464.3 3797.1 3726.9
Burglary 1037.1 894.1 812.3
Larceny Theft 4215.8 2643.5 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 211.4 259.5 382.3
Arson 1.8 14.5 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Bowling Green, has a property crime rate of 5464.3 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 3797.1 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Bowling Green 5464.3
KY 3797.1
National 3727



Bowling Green Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 93
National Percentile Rank - 89