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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKenedy/100k peopleTexas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime102n/a (estimate)2,8422,7322,324
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)362432370
Vehicle theft6n/a167.2331.2282.7
Property crime89n/a (estimate)2,4802,3001,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Kenedy, TX

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Kenedy crime rate is 22.3% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Kenedy, there were 13 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 362 per 100,000 individuals, 2.1% lower than the national average. Additionally, Kenedy recorded 89 property crimes, amounting to 2480 per 100,000 residents, 26.9% higher than the U.S. average.

The violent crime rate in Kenedy closely mirrors the national average among all cities that reported crime, with 362 incidents per 100,000 people. The national average for violent crime per 100,000 people was 370. This consistency highlights Kenedy as a community where safety standards are in line with the broader national landscape, providing residents with a reliable sense of security.

In the most recently reported crime year, Kenedy registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

Is Kenedy a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Kenedy is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Kenedy has a total crime rate that is 22% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.28 daily crimes (0.04 violent daily crimes and 0.24 daily property crimes) in Kenedy.

Has Crime in Kenedy Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Kenedy. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Kenedy has increased by 24.4%. Violent crimes have didn't change by 0%, while property crimes have increased by 29%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Kenedy

Kenedy reports an unemployment rate of 3%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Kenedy crime rates.

In Kenedy, 64.7% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

In Kenedy, the cost of living is 18.48% lower than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

Kenedy crime map

The Kenedy crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Kenedy as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Kenedy crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Kenedy crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Kenedy crime rates are 22% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kenedy are 2% lower than the national average
  • In Kenedy you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Kenedy is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Kenedy has increased by 18%

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        Daily Crime In Kenedy (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kenedy

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kenedy is 1 in 277
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kenedy is 1 in 41
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Kenedy is 1 in 36

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

        Kenedy police department

        Item Kenedy Texas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1146,020558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.33.03.3
        There are a total of 11 Kenedy police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.3% greater than the Texas average and 0.1% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Texas

        State Total offenders Texas /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 95,281 sex offenders in Texas. This yields a total of 443 sex offenders in Texas per 100,000 residents which is 67% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Karnes City, TX3,3981531,0091,162
        Runge, TX1,1922181,1621,380
        Falls City, TX1,0014602,4512,912
        Nordheim, TX4196023,2073,809
        Pettus, TX6706283,3443,972
        Kenedy, TX3,3943622,4802,842

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Newcastle, WY3,39563913976
        Clayton, DE3,39375749824
        North Great River, NY3,3962419681,209
        West Sand Lake, NY3,391189757946
        Tipton, CA3,3913141,4701,784
        Kenedy, TX3,3943622,4802,842
        Source: The Kenedy, TX crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.