Kenton, OH
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Kenton, OH crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Kenton 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 23. Within Ohio, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Kenton.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Kenton's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Kenton is one in 587.

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

Kenton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Kenton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

346

360

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.71

42.14

43.84

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Kenton 1.71
Ohio 2.92

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 587

in Kenton

1 in 343

in Ohio

Kenton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,211
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 6 6 1
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.73 0.73 0.12

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
Kenton 42.14
Ohio 25.88

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Kenton

1 in 39

in Ohio

Kenton Property CRIMES

Population: 8,211
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 52 289 5
Rate per 1,000 6.33 35.20 0.61

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

Kenton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Kenton 70
Ohio 33