For a summary of annual crime statistics compiled by the Paducah Police Department, visit the news releases below:
The Paducah Police Department averages around 50,000 calls for service each year. That number includes officer-initiated calls. There were 52,191 calls for service in 2016, a 13 percent increase from 2015. In 2016, the department made 2287 adult arrests and issued 118 charges against juveniles. The department also served a total of 1179 warrants and 215 criminal summonses in 2016, compared to 988 and 140, respectively, in 2015.
|Year||Calls for Service||Number of Adult Arrests|
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|
The Department is pleased to announce that the number of major crimes reported dropped 16 percent overall in 2016 from the previous year, but they remain about where anticipated by a five-year average. The five-year averages for the major crimes are homicide (2); rape (14); robbery (35); assault (44); burglary (143); larceny (1102); auto theft (51); and arson (5).
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|
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.