Johnson County, KY Arrest Records

Johnson County, KY is among the safest counties in the USA with 0.22 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.
Johnson County, KY property crime rate is 2.39 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 36 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 2.70% compared to 2015.

Johnson County, KY Crime Rate

Total arrests in Johnson County in 2016 decreased by 26.83% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 10 to 5 while non-violent crime decreased by 23.61% from 72 to 55.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 36
Burglary 10
Motor vehicle theft 9
Aggravated assault 4
Revised rape 1

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Johnson County decreased by 50% from 2015 and decreased by 28.57% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 7 to 5. In 2016 violent crime rate in Johnson County was 95.36% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.022%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Johnson County decreased by 23.61% from 2015 and decreased by 59.26% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 135 to 55. In 2016 property crime rate in Johnson County was 91.58% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.239%.

How Johnson stands up against other counties

Johnson vs. Letcher

You’ll be in more risk in Johnson compared to Letcher county that had 52.91% lower crime rate compared to Johnson county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 0.1741 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.1317 in Letcher county.
Burglary rates of 0.4352 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.3074 in Letcher county.

Johnson vs. Anderson

You’ll be in more risk in Johnson compared to Anderson county that had 10.13% lower crime rate compared to Johnson county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 0.1741 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Anderson county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.3917 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.1805 in Anderson county.

Names with the most arrests in Johnson

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Johnson, Kentucky, the most crimes, that's 40.49% 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 Johnson County is 0.92% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 0.72 daily crimes that occur in Johnson County.
  • Johnson, KY is more violent than Letcher.
  • In Johnson County you have a 1 in 383 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Johnson, KY have decreased by 26.83%.

5 Latest Arrests and Mugshots from Johnson, KY

  • Aliases: KENNETH WESLEY KESTNER
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  • Age: 44
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 180
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Green
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • State: Kentucky
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  • Location: Paintsville Office - Johnson County
  • Summary: Kenneth Wesley Kestner, 44, was arrested by police near Johnson, Kentucky and charged with TRAF CONT SUB-1ST DEG-1ST OFF-METHAMPHETAMINE (< 2 GRAMS). He is 5' 10" tall, weighs 180 and has green eyes. TRAF CONT SUB-1ST DEG-1ST OFF-METHAMPHETAMINE (< 2 GRAMS) is a D, but all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. It is possible to find out more about Kestner’s status, including court dates, by contacting one of the local agencies listed below: Johnson County Law Enforcement
  • Aliases: KATHY MICHELLE FAIRCHILD; KATHY MICHELLE WALLER
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  • Age: 32
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 04"
  • Weight: 170
  • Hair: Red Or Auburn
  • Eye: Blue
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • State: Kentucky
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  • Location: Paintsville Office - Johnson County
  • Summary: Police in the area of Johnson, Kentucky arrested Kathy Michelle Fairchild. Fairchild is 32 years old, weighs 170 with red or auburn hair and blue eyes. She was charged with WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE.  All criminal suspects including Kathy Michelle Fairchild are innocent until proven guilty. More information on this incident is available from the following police agencies: Johnson County Law Enforcement.
  • Aliases: JEFFERY WAYNE COOPER; JEFFREY COOPER
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  • Age: 30
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 04"
  • Weight: 135
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • Location: District 11 - Prestonsburg, Floyd County
  • Summary: Johnson County Law Enforcement arrested 30-year-old Jeffrey Cooper for THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION > $10,000 PFO ENHANCEMENT (2ND DEGREE), UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION W/MINOR-2ND DEGREE PFO ENHANCEMENT (2ND DEGREE) in Johnson, Kentucky. He is 5' 04" tall, weighs 135 and has brown eyes. THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION > $10,000 PFO ENHANCEMENT (2ND DEGREE), UNLAWFUL TRANSACTION W/MINOR-2ND DEGREE PFO ENHANCEMENT (2ND DEGREE) is a CLASS-C FELONY offense but all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information about upcoming court dates for Cooper may be obtained from one of the following law enforcement or prosecuting agencies: Johnson County Law Enforcement.
  • Aliases: MAE JESSICA BAXTER; JESS LAY; JESSICA LAY; JESSICA MAE LAY; JESSIE LAY; JESSIE MAE LAY
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  • Age: 27
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 02"
  • Weight: 200
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • State: Kentucky
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  • Location: Paintsville Office - Johnson County
  • Summary: Police in the area of Johnson, Kentucky arrested Jessica Lay. Lay is 27 years old, weighs 200 with brown hair and brown eyes. She was charged with POSS CONT SUB-1ST DEGREE-1ST OFFENSE-METHAMPHETAMINE, BURGLARY, 2ND DEGREE, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION > $500 AND < $10,000, THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING/DISP-FIREARM, COMPLICITY BURGLARY, 3RD DEGREE, COMPLICITY THEFT BY UNLAWFUL TAKING OR DISPOSITION > $500 AND < $10,000, CRIMINAL POSSESSION FORGED INSTRUMENT-2ND DEGREE-IDENTIFY.  All criminal suspects including Jessica Lay are innocent until proven guilty. More information on this incident is available from the following police agencies: Johnson County Law Enforcement.
  • Aliases: CARL LEE COOK
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  • Age: 39
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 170
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Green
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • State: Kentucky
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  • Location: Paintsville Office - Johnson County
  • Summary: Johnson County Law Enforcement arrested 39-year-old Carl Lee Cook for FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT in Johnson, Kentucky. He is 5' 11" tall, weighs 170 and has green eyes. FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT is a D offense but all suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Information about upcoming court dates for Cook may be obtained from one of the following law enforcement or prosecuting agencies: Johnson County Law Enforcement.

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