Police Shootings and Violent Crime Statistics in Kentucky

Kentucky has a population of 4,440,204. In the year 2020, 20 people were killed by police in Kentucky, that number increased 25.0% over the previous year. The state ranks in the #44 position in violent crimes per 100k population, and #20 in total police killings per 100k people. The largest minority in the state are Blacks which represent 7.87 percent of the population followed by Hispanics at 3.58%. You are 7.77 times more likely to get killed by a police officer if you are black in the state of Kentucky.

Kentucky

Police Killings

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 21
  • 14
  • 7
  • 0
General Statistics (2020 est)
State Population 4,440,204
Black Population 349,407
Black Population % 7.87%
White Population 3,764,082
White Population % 84.77%
Hispanic Population 158,744
Hispanic Population % 3.58%
Police Killings (2013-2020)
Total killed by police 120
Blacks killed by police 19
Whites killed by police 86
Hispanics killed by police 3
Crime Statistics (2020 est)
Violent Crime Rate 211.9 per 100k
Incarceration Rate 682.0 per 100k
Poverty Rate 16.9%
Most dangerous city Covington