Fort Thomas and Independence named among safest cities in Kentucky

FORT THOMAS, Ky. -- Fort Thomas and Independence have been ranked as two of the safest cities in Kentucky.
That's according to Movoto Real Estate , a national online real estate brokerage. Movoto Real Estate manages a blog that gathers data about cities across the nation.
In Movoto's top ten safest places in Kentucky list, Fort Thomas was named the second safest city, and Independence the third safest city in Kentucky.
Movoto's ranking was based on creating a list from U.S. Census data and compiling locations in Kentucky with populations of 10,000 citizens or more. Crime data was gathered from the FBI's 2012 Uniform Crime Report , leaving out locations that did not report crime data to the FBI.
The crimes that were looked at in the report were homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft and vehicle theft.
Movoto divided these crimes into four different categories for their report: homicide, violent crimes, property crimes and total crimes.
Fort Thomas had 12 violent crimes per 100,000 people without any reports of murders and a total of 1,202 crimes per 100,000 people. Movoto noted that Newport, a similarly-sized location, had 552 violent crimes and 8,759 total crimes per 100,000 people.
There were 76 violent crimes and a total of 1,288 crimes per 100,000 people reported in Independence, but no homicides.
The Kentucky city that topped the list was Lawrenceburg, with 940 crimes per 100,000 people.
The FBI notes that the data from the Uniform Crime Report is "merely a quick choice made by the data user; they provide no insight into the many variables that mold the crime in a particular town, city, county, state, region, or other jurisdiction.”
To see the full list visit Movoto's blog post .
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