Browse Kentucky Police Arrest Records Directory
If you were arrested in Kentucky in 2014, you were in good company: about 9752 arrests were recorded in Kentucky, a.k.a. Bluegrass State where the population is about 4,395,295. Arrests there run from 483 for embezzlement to 226 for prostitution and 21,644 for drug abuse violations – but many of those don't make headlines like violent crimes such as murder and non-negligent manslaughter, which accounted for 159 arrests. The violent crime rate for Kentucky was 223 per 1,000 residents in 2012, and the total number of arrests reported by state and local police agencies was 9752 in 2014. Interestingly, three large states each log as many as 1,000 arrests for murder and non-negligent manslaughter each year, according to the FBI: California, Texas and Florida. California's murder and non-negligent manslaughter arrests have floated between 1,800 and 2,500 in the last few years while Florida's is frequently under 1,000 arrests, but the highest murder and non-negligent manslaughter rate belongs to some smaller states like Louisiana, with 10.8 and the District of Columbia with 13.9 per 1,000 residents, respectively. States with the lowest violent crime rates include Vermont, South Dakota, Wyoming, Maine and Hawaii, each reporting fewer than 24 arrests for murder and non-negligent manslaughters in 2012. Some arrest statistics point to the policies of state and local officials, such as those for drunkenness, vagrancy and loitering, which were 15,663, 179 and 0 respectively as reported by Kentucky in 2014 (if totals are zero it may mean that those issues are not considered crimes in some states).