Kent, WA
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Kent, WA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 51 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 84% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Kent.

Importantly, when you compare Kent to other communities of similar population, then Kent crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Kent 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 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 376. 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 21, which is a rate of 49 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 126.

Kent Crime Data

 

Crime Index

6

(100 is safest)


Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Kent Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

338

6,169

6,507

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.66

48.59

51.26

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Kent 2.66
Washington 2.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 376

in Kent

1 in 352

in Washington

Kent VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 126,952
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 61 144 128
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.48 1.13 1.01

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
Kent 48.59
Washington 34.64

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Kent

1 in 29

in Washington

Kent Property CRIMES

Population: 126,952
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 905 4,257 1,007
Rate per 1,000 7.13 33.53 7.93

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

Kent Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Kent 223
Washington 56