Crime Statistics - Calls for Service

Year in Review Publication

For a summary of annual crime statistics compiled by the Paducah Police Department, visit the news releases below:

Paducah Police Department 2017 Year in Review News Release >>
Paducah Police Department 2016 Year in Review News Release >>
Paducah Police Department 2015 Year in Review News Release >>
Paducah Police Department 2014 Year in Review News Release >>
Paducah Police Department 2013 Year in Review News Release >>

Calls for Service and Arrests 

The Paducah Police Department averages around 50,000 calls for service each year.  That number includes officer-initiated calls.  For 2017, there were 52,275 calls for service.  Of those calls, 2357 resulted in the arrest of an adult (a 3 percent increase as compared to 2016), and 132 of those calls resulted in charges against juveniles (an increase of 11 percent as compared to the 118 in 2016).  Also in 2017, the Department served a total of 1209 warrants and 220 criminal summonses as compared to 1179 and 215 respectively in 2016.  Those numbers were 988 and 140, respectively, in 2015. 

 

Year Calls for Service Number of Adult Arrests
2017 52,275 2357
2016 52,191 2287
2015 45,469 2224
2014 42,120 2416
2013 51,774 2670

  

Part I Crimes

Since the 1930s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been responsible for tracking crime in the United States through the Uniform Crime Report which is published annually.  Crimes are sorted by categories, and the most serious offenses are referred to as Part I Crimes.  As part of their report, the FBI considers eight types of crime to be Part I Crimes.  Violent crimes are murder, rape, robbery, and assault.  Property crimes include burglary, larceny, auto theft, and arson. 

Year Total Number of Reported Part I Crimes Murder Rape Robbery Assault Burglary Larceny (Theft) Auto Theft Arson
2017 1440 0 13 26 51 168 1080 95 7
2016 1329 1 15 33 52 152 993 76 7
2015 1548 1 9 37 45 160 1239 53 4
2014 1386 2 16 40 33 130 1100 51 3

-Crime Comparison Report (Part 1 Crimes) 2010-2013-

-Crime Comparison Report (Part 1 Crimes) 1990-2009- 

Part II Crimes

Part II crimes include the following types of crime: simple assaults, forgery and counterfeiting, fraud, criminal mischief, weapons offenses, sexual offenses (other than rape), drug abuse violations, liquor violations, offenses against family and children, and all other offenses not included in Part I crimes.  

Year Total Number of Reported Part II Crimes
2017 2849
2016 2875
2015 2802
2014 2522
2013 2781
2012 2802

False Alarms - Statistics and Permit

According to the Paducah Code of Ordinances (Chapter 38 Sec. 63), upon written notification from the City of Paducah of three false alarm notifications (FANs) within a 12-month period, the owner, manager, or other person responsible for the alarm site shall apply for an alarm permit and submit a $25.00 permit fee within 30 days of receipt of written notification.

False Alarm Permit >>

 

-2013-2014 False Alarm Statistics and Comparison-

-2012-2013 False Alarm Statistics and Comparison-

-2011-2012 False Alarm Statistics and Comparison-

-2010-2011 False Alarm Statistics and Comparison-

-2009-2010 False Alarm Statistics and Comparison-

-2008-2009 False Alarm Statistics and Comparison- 

-2007-2008 False Alarm Statistics and Comparison-

-2006-2007 False Alarm Statistics and Comparison