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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 76%
Property crime 58%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKensington/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime53n/a (estimate)9802,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape1n/a18.537.542.6
Robbery1n/a18.5132.481.6
Assault3n/a55.5267.1250.2
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)92441379
Burglary15n/a277.4386.1340.5
Theft25n/a462.41,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft8n/a148.0358.8219.9
Property crime48n/a (estimate)8882,3312,110

Key findings

  • Kensington crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kensington are 76% lower than the national average
  • In Kensington you have a 1 in 103 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Kensington is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Kensington has increased by 6%

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 2.83 times less than the California average and 2.54 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Kensington is 4.77 times less than the California average and 4.10 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Kensington has a daily crime rate that is 2.63 times less than the California average and 2.38 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 94% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Kensington is safer than 76% 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 1082
      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 103
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Kensington? In Kensington, you have a 1 in 1082 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 103.

      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 increased by 149%. At the same time, property crime has not changed year over year. Total crimes for Kensington has increased by 6% 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
      Black Point-Green Point, CA1,59262327389
      Acalanes Ridge, CA1,00062327389
      Castle Hill, CA1,20262327389
      Shell Ridge, CA1,12362327389
      Reliez Valley, CA3,59584444528
      San Miguel, CA3,21484444528
      Belvedere, CA2,01747710757
      Kensington, CA5,60292888980

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lebanon, KY5,6042101,5401,749
      Vinita, OK5,5992061,7781,984
      Exeter, PA5,6052921,3391,632
      Alma, AR5,5995943,8724,467
      Avra Valley, AZ5,6064902,6293,119
      Kensington, CA5,60292888980
      Source: The Kensington, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.