Mercer County, KY Arrest Records

Mercer County, KY is among the safest counties in the USA with 0.05 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.
Mercer County, KY property crime rate is 0.98 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 9 burglary related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 55.00% compared to 2015.

Mercer County, KY Crime Rate

Total arrests in Mercer County in 2016 decreased by 47.62% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 4 to 1 while non-violent crime decreased by 44.74% from 38 to 21.

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

Crime Arrests
Burglary 9
Larceny-theft 7
Motor vehicle theft 5
Revised rape 1
Murder 0

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Mercer County decreased by 75% from 2015 and decreased by 80% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 5 to 1. In 2016 violent crime rate in Mercer County was 99.01% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.005%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Mercer County decreased by 44.74% from 2015 and decreased by 76.4% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 89 to 21. In 2016 property crime rate in Mercer County was 96.56% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.098%.

How Mercer stands up against other counties

Mercer vs. Anderson

You’ll be in more safety in Mercer compared to Anderson county that had 129.1% higher crime rate compared to Mercer county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0000 in Anderson county.
Arson rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0000 in Anderson county.

Mercer vs. Clay

You’ll be in more safety in Mercer compared to Clay county that had 459.43% higher crime rate compared to Mercer county according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.0466 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Clay county.
Larceny rates of 0.3259 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and lower than average 2.3115 in Clay county.

Names with the most arrests in Mercer

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Mercer, Kentucky, the most crimes, that's 35.08% 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 Mercer County is 0.97% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 0.28 daily crimes that occur in Mercer County.
  • Mercer, KY is safer than Anderson.
  • In Mercer County you have a 1 in 976 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Mercer, KY have decreased by 47.62%.

5 Latest Arrests and Mugshots from Mercer, KY

  • Aliases: PRECIOUS SMITH; PRECIOUS MIKEHA DEON SMITH; PRECIOUS MIKEHADELON SMITH
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  • Age: 21
  • Sex: Female
  • Race: Black
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  • Height: 5' 05"
  • Weight: 200
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • State: Kentucky
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  • Location: District 06 - Danville, Boyle County
  • Summary: 21-year-old Precious Smith, arrested in Mercer, Kentucky for ASSAULT UNDER EXTREME EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE. ASSAULT UNDER EXTREME EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE is a D offense, but everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Further information about Smith’s status may be obtained from the following: Mercer County Law Enforcement.
  • Aliases: KEVIN CLARK; KEVIN PAUL CLARK
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  • Age: 31
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 160
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Green
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • State: Kentucky
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  • Location: District 06 - Danville, Boyle County
  • Summary: Police in the area of Mercer, Kentucky arrested Kevin Clark. Clark is 31 years old, weighs 160 with brown hair and green eyes. He was charged with BAIL JUMPING-1ST DEGREE, POSS CONT SUB-2ND DEGREE-1ST OFFENSE-DRUG UNSP.  All criminal suspects including Kevin Clark are innocent until proven guilty. More information on this incident is available from the following police agencies: Mercer County Law Enforcement.
  • Aliases: RANDY WILLIAMS; RANDY OWEN WILLIAMS
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  • Age: 32
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 08"
  • Weight: 240
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Blue
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • Location: District 06 - Danville, Boyle County
  • Summary: 32-year-old Randy Williams was arrested in Mercer, Kentucky for BAIL JUMPING-1ST DEGREE, FLAGRANT NON SUPPORT.He is 5' 08" tall, weighs 240 and has blue eyes. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Mercer County Law Enforcement and others with information about this arrest and related court dates can be contacted for updated information on this arrest.
  • Aliases: DAVID LEWIS; DAVID WAYNE LEWIS
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  • Age: 50
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
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  • Height: 5' 09"
  • Weight: 195
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eye: Blue
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • Location: District 06 - Danville, Boyle County
  • Summary: 50-year-old David Lewis was arrested in Mercer, Kentucky for CRIMINAL ATTEMPT MAKE FALSE STATEMENT TO OBTAIN INCREASE OF BENEFITS O/$100, RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY < $500.He is 5' 09" tall, weighs 195 and has blue eyes. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Mercer County Law Enforcement and others with information about this arrest and related court dates can be contacted for updated information on this arrest.
  • Aliases: JOEY YATES; JOEY L YATES; JOEY LEONARD YATES; MOBBIT YATES
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  • Age: 47
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: Black
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  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 165
  • Hair: Black
  • Eye: Brown
  • Place of Birth: Kentucky
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  • State: Kentucky
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  • Location: District 06 - Danville, Boyle County
  • Summary: Joey Yates was arrested in Mercer, Kentucky on charges of POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY CONVICTED FELON, ASSAULT, 4TH DEGREE (DOMESTIC VIOLENCE) MINOR (MISDEMEANOR) which is a D. He is 47 years old, 5' 11" tall, with black hair, brown eyes and weighs 165 pounds. Per the United States judicial system, Yates is presumed innocent until proven guilty. More information on this arrest may be obtained from local police at Mercer County Law Enforcement.

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