Here Are The 11 Most Dangerous Places In Kentucky After Dark
The first thing that comes to mind when I think about our state is our beauty and our friendly people. Unfortunately, not everyone here IS friendly, or good-hearted. That is no more obvious than in the dangerous cities in Kentucky after dark. These are not our figures but were gathered via the reliable source known as Neighborhood Scout. All the data was calculated via the community’s specific mathematical algorithm and municipal crime statistics via the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department. The cities are rated on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 being the safest, and 1 being the least safe. Here are 11 of the most dangerous places in Kentucky. They all rate 8 or less for safety.
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Not everywhere in these cities should be considered bad. All communities tend to have a problem area or street. These are the current FBI and crime statistics for these neighborhoods, so please don’t blame the messenger. However, since we have shown 11 dangerous after-dark cities in Kentucky, here are some charming small towns across the state that will make you feel right at home.
Address: Frankfort, KY 40601, USA
Address: Winchester, KY 40391, USA
Address: Florence, KY, USA
Address: Versailles, KY 40383, USA
Address: Richmond, KY, USA
Address: Louisville, KY, USA
Address: Bowling Green, KY, USA
Address: Ashland, KY, USA
Address: Middlesboro, KY 40965, USA
Address: Hazard, KY, USA
Address: Pikeville, KY 41501, USA
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most dangerous places in Kentucky
March 11, 2021
What are the best things about living in Kentucky?
The Bluegrass state has a diverse natural and cultural history giving locals and visitors a wealth of opportunities unique to our region. From rural communities nestled in our breathtaking mountain ranges to cosmopolitan urban areas, there is something for everyone to love about living in Kentucky. With a growing manufacturing industry, strong education presence, and thriving healthcare sectors, our state boasts one of the strongest workforces in the country. Our cost of living is well below the national average and with the affordable real estate market, excellent school systems, and 45 stunning state parks to explore, Kentucky is an ideal spot for families to put down their roots.
What is Kentucky known for?
When thinking of Kentucky, images of sipping a cool mint julep at the Derby are likely to spring to mind. Bourbon is a passion for many Kentucky locals and we’ve become famous for the wealth and diversity of our bourbon distilleries. Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, 20 distilleries dot the rolling green hillsides ranging in production from craft variety makers to some of the largest producers in the world. Spending a weekend traversing the lovely landscapes of the Bourbon Trail is a fascinating way to get a glimpse into the unique history of this beloved spirit. Along the way, visitors can tour facilities, attend bourbon tastings and see production in action.
Where is the best place to live in Kentucky?
Kentucky’s many charming small towns tucked away in lush landscapes and exciting cities full of modern amenities offer multiple livable locations to call home. One of the most favorable areas is Fort Thomas located in Campbell County. Situated on the southern banks of the Ohio River, this lovely town boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in Kentucky, a high average household income, and a crime rate ranking below our state average. Another highly regarded area is Anchorage, a suburban community located just outside of Louisville in eastern Jefferson County. This small, lively town of just 2,000 residents enjoy affluent neighborhoods and outstanding schools.
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