University of Kentucky: Crime & Safety

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University of Kentucky LogoF University of Kentucky is a public school in Lexington, Kentucky with about 29,730 students and 11,510 employees.

Our Safety Report for this school is based on the US Department of Education 2016 public data sets for various categories of violent and non-violent crimes committed both on-campus and off-campus over the last three years.

Safety Evaluation

Based on our analysis of the government data, University of Kentucky is a very dangerous place. American School Search gives this school grade "F" on safety.

From our perception of the data, there are some problems with forcible sex offenses, illegal drugs, autothefts, nonforcible sex offenses, and aggravated assaults.

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Criminal Offenses at University of Kentucky in 2013 - 2015

Alleged criminal offenses reported to campus security authorities and/or local police
Does not necessarily reflect prosecutions or convictions for crime


Type of Crime or Arrest
On-campus
Off-campus
Crime Chance*

Murder
0
0
0.0%

Neglient Manslaughter
0
0
0.0%

Forcible Sex Offense
35
0
0.3%

Nonforcible Sex Offense
13
2
0.2%

Robbery
10
2
0.2%

Aggravated Assault
14
2
0.2%

Burglary
90
10
0.5%

Motor Vehicle Theft
61
6
0.4%

Arson
3
0
0.1%

Illegal Weapons Possession
13
1
0.2%

Drug Law Violation
317
5
0.9%

Liquor Law Violation
48
6
0.4%

* Crime Chance is American School Search's subjective and approximate estimate for a student's chance of experiencing this crime during their study at University of Kentucky based on the present enrollment, past crime history, current crime trend, and an assumption that the school reports accurate numbers to the government. Safety Grade is American School Search's subjective evaluation of University of Kentucky campus safety based on the same criteria and assumption.

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If you have been discriminated or abused at University of Kentucky, or you believe that this college underreports campus crime statistics, then please consider filing a complaint with US Department of Education.

As of May 1st, 2014, fifty five colleges are under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. Many of those schools are frequent guests in our exclusive 100 Most Dangerous Colleges list.

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