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 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.  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
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
2016 1301 1 14 34 52 153 965 75 7
2015 1548 1 9 37 45 160 1239 53 4
2014 1386 2 16 40 33 130 1100 51 3

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).

-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
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