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Total crime 64%
Violent crime 90%
Property crime 60%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKensington/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime50n/a (estimate)9262,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape0n/a0.039.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.0137.386.2
Assault2n/a37.0266.5246.8
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)37447381
Burglary13n/a240.7416.2376.0
Theft30n/a555.61,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft5n/a92.6392.4228.9
Property crime48n/a (estimate)8892,3802,200

Key findings

  • Kensington crime rates are 64% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kensington are 90% lower than the national average
  • In Kensington you have a 1 in 108 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Kensington is safer than 85% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Kensington has decreased by 4%

Kensington crime map

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The Kensington crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Kensington as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Kensington crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Kensington (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Kensington, CA per 100,000 people. In Kensington, the total number of daily crimes is 3.05 times less than the California average and 2.79 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Kensington is 12.08 times less than the California average and 10.28 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Kensington has a daily crime rate that is 2.68 times less than the California average and 2.47 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Kensington (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Kensington safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Kensington is safer than 96% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Kensington is safer than 85% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Kensington. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Kensington is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kensington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kensington is 1 in 2701
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kensington is 1 in 113
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Kensington is 1 in 108
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Kensington? In Kensington, you have a 1 in 2701 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 113. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Kensington, CA is 1 in 108.

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

      Determining whether Kensington is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Kensington violent crime rates have decreased by 34%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Kensington has decreased by 4% in the same time frame.

      Kensington police department

      ItemKensingtonCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1051,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.63.3
      There are a total of 10 Kensington police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 46.6% less than the California average and 40.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Castle Hill, CA1,20263334397
      Acalanes Ridge, CA1,00063334397
      Shell Ridge, CA1,12363334397
      Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59263334397
      Belvedere, CA2,0170515515
      San Miguel, CA3,21485453538
      Reliez Valley, CA3,59585453538
      Kensington, CA5,60237889926

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lebanon, KY5,6044061,5001,905
      Exeter, PA5,6052151,3081,523
      Alma, AR5,5996934,2454,938
      Vinita, OK5,599751,6451,720
      Avra Valley, AZ5,6065122,8843,396
      Kensington, CA5,60237889926
      Source: The Kensington, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.