Kenai, AK
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Kenai, AK crime analytics

With a crime rate of 49 per one thousand residents, Kenai has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 20. Within Alaska, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Kenai.

Importantly, when you compare Kenai to other communities of similar population, then Kenai crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Kenai does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Kenai does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Kenai.

For Kenai, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Kenai is one in 147.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Kenai experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Kenai is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Kenai, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Kenai Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Kenai Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Kenai 6.79
Alaska 7.30
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 147

in Kenai

1 in 137

in Alaska
Population: 7,661
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 20 3 26
Rate per 1,000 0.39 2.61 0.39 3.39
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Kenai 42.29
Alaska 28.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Kenai

1 in 35

in Alaska
Kenai Property CRIMES
Population: 7,661
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 25 288 11
Rate per 1,000 3.26 37.59 1.44
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Kenai Crimes Per Square Mile

Kenai 12
Alaska 8

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