Kent, WA
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Kent, WA 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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 49 per one thousand residents, Kent 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 Washington, more than 92% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Kent.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 129,618, Kent has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Kent does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Kent.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Kent 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 Kent.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Kent 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 Kent; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 287. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Kent is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Kent, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 46 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Kent has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Kent is one in 113.

Kent Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Kent Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

452

5,953

6,405

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.49

45.93

49.41

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Kent 3.49
Washington 3.11

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 287

in Kent

1 in 321

in Washington

Kent VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 129,618
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 92 196 159
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.71 1.51 1.23

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Kent 45.93
Washington 29.46

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Kent

1 in 34

in Washington

Kent Property CRIMES

Population: 129,618
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 854 3,949 1,150
Rate per 1,000 6.59 30.47 8.87

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Kent Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Kent 219
Washington 51