Kentucky, also known as the Bluegrass State, is officially called the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky is one of the four US states constituted as a commonwealth and the 15th state to join the Union. Frankfort is the capital city, while the largest city is Louisville. Kentucky ranks 26th by population, which is 4,436,974 (as of 2016).
The most dangerous cities in Kentucky are Louisville and Jefferson County. Here, the city violent crime rate is 422.9 per 100,000 people, whereas the state crime rate is much less than that - 218.8 per 100,000 residents. The violent crime rate of Kentucky is the 7th lowest in the US.
The local officials explain the current crime rate with the availability of illegal guns, as well as the widespread use of drugs. Capital punishment is legal in the state of Kentucky.
The city poverty rate is 13.4%, while the unemployment rate is up at 4.1%. The state has a slightly higher unemployment rate at 5%.
The safest cities are Fort Thomas and Independence. Moreover, in 2014, Kentucky was the most affordable state.
The Kentucky Department of Corrections manages an online system, called the Kentucky Offender Online Lookup System, that offers criminal records on inmates. Not all results include a mugshot, but most of them do.