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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 peopleKennesaw/100k peopleGeorgia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime393n/a (estimate)1,1922,0582,324
Violent crime64n/a (estimate)194367370
Vehicle theft24n/a72.8206.5282.7
Property crime329n/a (estimate)9981,6911,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Kennesaw, GA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Kennesaw is 48.7% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Kennesaw, there were 64 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 194 per 100,000 individuals, 47.5% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 329 property crimes, amounting to 998 per 100,000 residents, 49% lower than the U.S. average.

In the most recently reported crime year, Kennesaw 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.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Kennesaw?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Kennesaw residents. Out of the respondents (42 in total), 71% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Kennesaw were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 29% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Kennesaw a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Kennesaw 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. Kennesaw has a total crime rate that is 49% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 1.08 daily crimes (0.18 violent daily crimes and 0.9 daily property crimes) in Kennesaw.

Has Crime in Kennesaw Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Kennesaw. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Kennesaw has decreased by 14.9%. Specifically, violent crime has increased by 33.3%, while property crime has decreased by 20.5%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Kennesaw.

Potential Causes for Crime in Kennesaw

Kennesaw reports an unemployment rate of 3.8%, 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 Kennesaw crime rates.

Kennesaw has a population density of 3523.5 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Kennesaw crime rates.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Kennesaw, 88.7% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

Kennesaw crime map

The Kennesaw crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Kennesaw 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 Kennesaw crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Kennesaw 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

  • Kennesaw crime rates are 49% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kennesaw are 48% lower than the national average
  • In Kennesaw you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Kennesaw is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Kennesaw has decreased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In Kennesaw (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Kennesaw, per 100,000 residents. In Kennesaw, the total number of daily crimes is 1.73 times less than the Georgia average and 1.95 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Kennesaw are 1.89 times less than the Georgia average and 1.91 times less than the national average. For property crime, Kennesaw has a daily crime rate that is 1.69 times less than the Georgia average and 1.96 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Kennesaw (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Georgia and all other cities across the US, is Kennesaw safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Kennesaw is safer than 73% of other cities in the state of Georgia. In addition, Kennesaw is safer than 66% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Georgia and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Kennesaw. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Kennesaw is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kennesaw

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kennesaw is 1 in 516
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kennesaw is 1 in 101
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Kennesaw is 1 in 84
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Kennesaw? In Kennesaw, GA you have a 1 in 516 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Kennesaw.

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

        A good indicator of whether Kennesaw is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Kennesaw has increased by 42%, while the property crime rate in Kennesaw has decreased by 15% year over year. The number of total crimes in Kennesaw has decreased by 9% year over year.

        Kennesaw police department

        Item Kennesaw Georgia National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6411,364558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.14.03.3
        There are a total of 64 Kennesaw police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 47% less than the Georgia average and 35.5% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Georgia

        State Total offenders Georgia /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 23,117 sex offenders in Georgia. This yields a total of 275 sex offenders in Georgia per 100,000 residents which is 3% 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
        Holly Springs, GA13,68216340357
        Vinings, GA12,546140644784
        Dallas, GA13,6802169461,162
        Woodstock, GA32,310961,0881,184
        Acworth, GA22,6831131,2491,362
        Sandy Springs, GA108,1801391,4961,635
        Emerson, GA1,9213451,6541,999
        Kennesaw, GA34,2321949981,192

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Chillum, MD34,2305512,2632,814
        Adelanto, CA34,2388969351,832
        Plainfield, IN34,2241521,7771,929
        Wenatchee, WA34,2492402,7693,009
        Torrington, CT34,259541,0541,108
        Kennesaw, GA34,2321949981,192
        Source: The Kennesaw, GA 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.