Letcher County, KY Arrest Records

Letcher County, KY is among the safest counties in the USA with 0.26 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has lower total crime rate than Boone, McCracken, Warren, Laurel, Bullitt counties in Kentucky.
Letcher County, KY property crime rate is 0.97 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 12 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 45.45% compared to 2015.

Letcher County, KY Crime Rate

Total arrests in Letcher County in 2016 decreased by 36.36% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 4 to 6 while non-violent crime decreased by 45% from 40 to 22.

5 Crimes In Letcher County, KY in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 12
Burglary 7
Aggravated assault 3
Motor vehicle theft 3
Revised rape 2

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Letcher County increased by 50% from 2015 and increased by 200% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 2 to 6. In 2016 violent crime rate in Letcher County was 94.39% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.026%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Letcher County decreased by 45% from 2015 and decreased by 55.1% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 49 to 22. In 2016 property crime rate in Letcher County was 96.6% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.097%.

How Letcher stands up against other counties

Letcher vs. Johnson

You’ll be in more safety in Letcher compared to Johnson county that had 112.37% higher crime rate compared to Letcher county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 0.1317 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.1741 in Johnson county.
Larceny rates of 0.5269 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and lower than average 1.5667 in Johnson county.

Letcher vs. Anderson

You’ll be in more safety in Letcher compared to Anderson county that had 90.87% higher crime rate compared to Letcher county according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0000 in Anderson county.
Larceny rates of 0.5269 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.9929 in Anderson county.

Names with the most arrests in Letcher

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Letcher, Kentucky, the most crimes, that's 45.56% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 31-40. Felonies are committed more by men. Misdemeanor records are popular among white population of the county.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Letcher County is 0.96% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 0.34 daily crimes that occur in Letcher County.
  • Letcher, KY is safer than Johnson.
  • In Letcher County you have a 1 in 813 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Letcher, KY have decreased by 36.36%.

5 Latest Arrests and Mugshots from Letcher, KY

  • Aliases: GROVER L CARLISLE JR; GROVER LEWIS CARLISLE SR; GROVER LEWIS CARLISLE
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  • Age: 33
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
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  • Height: 5' 09"
  • Weight: 155
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • State: Kentucky
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  • Location: Whitesburg Office - Letcher County
  • Summary: 33-year-old Grover L jr Carlisle, arrested in Letcher, Kentucky for POSSESSION OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS, 1ST OFFENSE - MISDEMEANOR, PUBLIC INTOXICATION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCL (MISDEMEANOR), GIVING OFFICER FALSE NAME OR ADDRESS (MISDEMEANOR), BAIL JUMPING-1ST DEGREE. POSSESSION OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS, 1ST OFFENSE - MISDEMEANOR, PUBLIC INTOXICATION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE (EXCL (MISDEMEANOR), GIVING OFFICER FALSE NAME OR ADDRESS (MISDEMEANOR), BAIL JUMPING-1ST DEGREE is a Misdemeanor offense, but everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Further information about Carlisle’s status may be obtained from the following: Letcher County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 08-16-2019 10:37:00
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  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Caucasian
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  • Height: 5' 7
  • Weight: 160
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • State: Kentucky
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  • Booking Date: 1978-06-23 00:00:00
  • Location: 137 1
  • Summary: Arrested on August 16, 2019 was Benjamin Russle Smith who is 5' 7 tall, weighs 160 and has brown eyes. Letcher County Law Enforcement is charging Smith with CONTEMPT OF COURT, LIBEL/SLANDER, RESISTANCE TO ORDER, a OTH, but He is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Police and district attorneys near Letcher, Kentucky found here may provide more information about this incident: Letcher County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 08-16-2019 06:12:00
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  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Caucasian
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  • Height: 5' 10
  • Weight: 228
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • State: Kentucky
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  • Booking Date: 1989-02-01 00:00:00
  • Location: 121-MAX 4
  • Summary: On August 16, 2019, Letcher County Law Enforcement arrested Glen Gross for SEXUAL ABUSE - 3RD DEGREE in Letcher, Kentucky. He is 5' 10 tall, weighs 228 and has brown eyes. SEXUAL ABUSE - 3RD DEGREE is a MIS offense but all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information about upcoming court dates for Gross may be obtained from one of the following law enforcement or prosecuting agencies: Letcher County Law Enforcement.
  • Aliases: MICHAEL MITCHELL; MICHAEL GLENN MITCHELL; MIKE MITCHELL
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  • Age: 40
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 150
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Blue
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • Location: Whitesburg Office - Letcher County
  • Summary: Michael Mitchell was arrested. He is 40 years old, 5' 11" tall, weighs 150 and has blue eyes. Mitchell is charged with BURGLARY, 2ND DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION > $500 AND < $10,000, TRAF CONT SUB-1ST DEG-1ST OFF-HEROIN (LESS THAN 2 GRAMS), TRAF CONT SUB-1ST DEG-1ST OFF-FENTANYL-COMM ACT (< 2GM), TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, POSS CONT SUB-1ST DEGREE-2ND OR GT OFFENSE-DRUG UNSPECIFIED by police near Letcher, Kentucky. BURGLARY, 2ND DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION > $500 AND < $10,000, TRAF CONT SUB-1ST DEG-1ST OFF-HEROIN (LESS THAN 2 GRAMS), TRAF CONT SUB-1ST DEG-1ST OFF-FENTANYL-COMM ACT (< 2GM), TAMPERING WITH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE, POSS CONT SUB-1ST DEGREE-2ND OR GT OFFENSE-DRUG UNSPECIFIED is a CLASS-C FELONY offense and bond was set at unknown as individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To learn more about this incident including upcoming court dates, you may contact the following: Letcher County Law Enforcement.
  • Aliases: JACOB JONES; JACOB TYLER JONES; TYLER JONES
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  • Age: 35
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 09"
  • Weight: 150
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • State: Kentucky
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  • Location: Whitesburg Office - Letcher County
  • Summary: 35-year-old Jacob Tyler Jones was arrested in Letcher, Kentucky for POSS CONT SUB-1ST DEGREE-1ST OFFENSE-HEROIN, POSS CONT SUB-1ST DEGREE-1ST OFFENSE-OPIATES.He is 5' 09" tall, weighs 150 and has brown eyes. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Letcher County Law Enforcement and others with information about this arrest and related court dates can be contacted for updated information on this arrest.

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