Reported Annual Crime In Kent

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKent/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime6,507n/a (estimate)5,1133,7482,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKent/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a3.92.94.9
Rape61n/a47.937.738.6
Robbery144n/a113.276.0101.9
Assault128n/a100.6167.8237.8
Violent crime338n/a (estimate)266284373
Burglary905n/a711.1711.2491.4
Theft4,257n/a3,345.12,378.01,775.4
Vehicle theft1,007n/a791.3374.7220.2
Property crime6,169n/a (estimate)4,8483,4642,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Kent, WA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Kent, WA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Kent, WA is 36% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Washington, and when compared with the national average, is 79% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Kent, WA has 7% lower than violent crime rate than Washington average, while remaining 29% lower than the national average. In property crime, Kent, WA is 40% higher than the average of Washington and is 95% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Kent is 79% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.01 daily crimes that occur in Kent.
  • Kent is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Kent you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Kent has decreased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Kent (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Kent, WA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Washington as well as those across America as a whole. The Kent, WA total amount of daily offenses is 1.36 times more than the Washington average and 1.79 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Kent, WA is 1.07 times less than the Washington average, and it is 1.40 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Kent, WA has a daily crime figure that is 1.40 times more than the Washington average and 1.95 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Kent (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Kent, WA compared to every other city in Washington as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Kent, WA ranks safer than 24% of every city located within Washington along with 22% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Washington and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Kent, WA. As a result, Kent, WA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kent

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kent is 1 in 377
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kent is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Kent is 1 in 20
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Kent, WA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Kent, WA, you have a 1 in 377 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 21. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Kent, WA is 1 in 20.

Year Over Year Crime In Kent (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Kent, WA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Kent, WA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 7% in Kent, WA, while property crimes in Kent, WA have decreased by 2%. Crimes in total for Kent, WA have decreased by 3% year over year.

Kent police department

ItemKentWashingtonNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1818,150556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.23.3
There are a total of 181 Kent police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.3% less than the Washington average and 54.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Washington

StateTotal offendersWashington /100KNational /100K
Washington6,10297222
There are a total of 6,102 sex offenders in Washington. This yields a total of 97 sex offenders in Washington per 100,000 residents which is 56% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Browns Point, WA1,31042507549
Lake Holm, WA3,42156685741
Sammamish, WA49,07723749772
Maple Heights-Lake Desire, WA3,28264782846
Mirrormont, WA4,00174900974
Kent, WA122,6202664,8485,113

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Denton, TX122,7422262,3962,622
Lafayette, LA123,5285595,3055,865
Surprise, AZ121,6481311,6981,828
Roseville, CA124,2501822,5152,697
Abilene, TX120,7765034,3974,900
Kent, WA122,6202664,8485,113
Source: The Kent, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.