Kennesaw, GA
Crime Rates


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Kennesaw, GA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Kennesaw is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Kennesaw is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Kennesaw is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Georgia, Kennesaw has a crime rate that is higher than 62% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Kennesaw to other communities of similar population, then Kennesaw crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Kennesaw 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 Kennesaw 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 Kennesaw.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Kennesaw occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Kennesaw; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 366. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Kennesaw's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Kennesaw a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Kennesaw is one in 40.

Kennesaw Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Kennesaw Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Kennesaw 2.74
Georgia 3.98

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 366

in Kennesaw

1 in 252

in Georgia


Population: 33,627
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 24 * 18 50
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.71 0.54 1.49
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.


Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Kennesaw 25.01
Georgia 30.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Kennesaw

1 in 33

in Georgia

Kennesaw Property CRIMES

Population: 33,627
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 118 687 36
Rate per 1,000 3.51 20.43 1.07

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Kennesaw Crimes Per Square Mile

Kennesaw 98
Georgia 30