By: Aaron Gilley with Security Essentials of Lexington
With the beautiful horse farms and gorgeous scenery surrounding Lexington, KY, it can be hard to imagine that a crime could happen to you or your home or business. But think again, the city of Lexington is not immune to crimes, including both violent crimes and property crimes. Like any other similarly sized city, Lexington experiences an average amount of crime based on the population size. However, according to NeighborhoodScout , Lexington, KY has an average 72% higher crime rate than the rest of Kentucky. That equates to a 1 in 22 chance of being the victim of either a violent crime, such as murder, rape, robbery or assault, or a property crime, such as burglary, theft or motor vehicle theft.
Violent crimes and property crimes should not be taken lightly, especially a city with higher crime rates, like Lexington. Fortunately, there are ways to protect yourself and your home. First, you can determine the crime rates for you specific neighborhood within Lexington by checking out the crime map supported by Lexington’s local government. Additionally, you can invest in a security system to protect your home or business from property crime.