Kennesaw, GA
CRIME DATA & CRIME RATES




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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 26 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 39. 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 59% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Kennesaw compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Kennesaw with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Kennesaw's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 420. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Kennesaw's rate for property crime is 23 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 43.

Kennesaw Crime Data

 
Crime Index

25

(100 is safest)


Safer than 25% of U.S. Cities

Kennesaw Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

80

789

869

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.38

23.49

25.88

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Kennesaw 2.38
Georgia 3.78
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 420

in Kennesaw

1 in 264

in Georgia
Kennesaw VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 33,584
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 17 * 22 41
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.51 0.66 1.22
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
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)

Crime
Kennesaw 23.49
Georgia 30.22
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Kennesaw

1 in 33

in Georgia
Kennesaw Property CRIMES
Population: 33,584
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 116 643 30
Rate per 1,000 3.45 19.15 0.89
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

Kennesaw Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Kennesaw 91
Georgia 30