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Kentucky Video Surveillance Systems

Kentucky

Kentucky

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Video Surveillance Systems in Kentucky

Kentucky is a state in the south-central region of the United States. The current estimated population is 4,413,457. European explorers visited what is now Kentucky, beginning in the mid-18th century. Many battles were fought between the Native American tribes in the area and the European settlers. Kentucky was part of the Virginia colony until 1792 when Kentucky was admitted as the 15th state. Tobacco, hemp and livestock were cultivated in the state using slave labor. As a border state, Kentucky was torn between Union and Confederate sympathies during the Civil War. Officially part of the Confederacy, many Kentuckians stayed loyal to the Union. Kentucky was not affected as adversely by the war as some other Confederate states. The Black Patch Tobacco Wars of the early 20th century caused problems when tobacco farmers were forced to sell tobacco at low prices by the tobacco industry monopoly. Agriculture remains an important sector of Kentucky’s economy and the state is a top producer of goat farming, beef cattle and corn. Coal mining is also an important industry with the state’s two coalfields producing about 4% of the country’s electricity. Kentucky has the 4th highest number of automobiles and trucks assembled in the US, assembling cars such as the Toyota Camry and the Ford F-Series. There are eight public universities in the state including the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. Perhaps the biggest cultural event in Kentucky is the Kentucky Derby which is held annually in Louisville. There are also many museums throughout the state including the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. The state has a diverse geography with portions of the state in the Appalachian Mountains and others lying along rivers and plateaus. The diverse geography makes for beautiful landscapes including the Cumberland Gap and Mammoth Cave National Park. Kentucky is noted for its signature Bluegrass music, BBQ, the Louisville Slugger and of course, Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Crime rates in Kentucky are low. One Kentucky city, Independence, ranks among the safest in the nation while no Kentucky cities are considered to be among the most dangerous. Both violent and property crime rates are below the national average. The chance of becoming a victim of violent crime is 1 in 477. Property crime rates are closer to the national average but still remain low. The chance of becoming a victim of property crime in Kentucky is 1 in 42. The most commonly committed crime in the state is theft. In 2013 there were 71,612 reported cases of theft and 26,213 cases of burglary. While these rates are low and crime has been on the decline in recent years, it is still important that Kentucky residents maintain a safe environment. Surveillance systems can be used in homes and businesses to deter theft and other crimes. Properties with surveillance systems are known to experience less crime than those without and they can help keep crime rates low.

Kentucky State Capitol
700 Capital Ave Bay
Frankfort, KY 40601

Kentucky Governor's Mansion
704 Capital Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601

Mammoth Cave National Park
1 Mammoth Cave Pkwy
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

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