Time is of the essence for fighting violence in Kentucky. Violent Crime; Assault, Homicide, Kidnapping/Abduction, Robbery, Sex Offences (Forcible), in Kentucky were reported at their highest level in the last four years; 38,353 in 2014, 35,412 in 2013, 36,956 in 2012 and 37,467 in 2011. That is an average of over 37,000 victims of violence per year. There has also be an average of 916 polices officers assaulted per year from 2011 to 2014.
In 2014 the highest level of violent offences were recorded in Kentucky at 38,353. Also in 2014, Serious Crimes committed in Kentucky was at it highest-level rising 10.6 percent from 2011 to 2014, from 198,889 to 220,083. In 2014, Forcible Sex Offenses were also at its highest level in Kentucky when offenses were committed every hour compared with an offence every one hour and thirty-six minutes in 2012. From 2011 to 2014, 52 percent of violent crimes we solved. (Source: Kentucky State Police Crime in Kentucky Reports). Nationwide, over 50% of violence acts are not reported to police.