Annual Crime In Kensington (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKensington/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)392 (estimate)2,5022,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKensington/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a8.15.0
Rapen/an/an/a32.842.6
Robberyn/an/an/a160.886.2
Assaultn/an/an/a267.0246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)74 (estimate)469381
Burglaryn/an/an/a312.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,519.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a200.9228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)319 (estimate)2,0332,200

Key findings

  • Kensington crime rates are 85% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kensington are 81% lower than the national average
  • In Kensington you have a 1 in 255 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Kensington is safer than 88% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Kensington has decreased by 9%

Kensington crime map

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Compare Kensington, MD Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Kensington (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Kensington (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kensington

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kensington is 1 in 1360
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kensington is 1 in 314
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Kensington is 1 in 255

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

      Kensington police department

      ItemKensingtonMarylandNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a5,343558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.33.3

      Sex offenders in Maryland

      StateTotal offendersMaryland /100KNational /100K
      Maryland7,370135266
      There are a total of 7,370 sex offenders in Maryland. This yields a total of 135 sex offenders in Maryland per 100,000 residents which is 49% less than the national average.

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      Cabin John, MD1,95866285351
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      Chevy Chase town, MD2,94874319392
      Derwood, MD2,01276330406
      Brookmont, MD3,81089387477
      Fulton, MD3,09789387477
      Kensington, MD2,11174319392

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Stratford, TX2,1112151,2391,454
      East McKeesport, PA2,111379493873
      Trinity, AL2,1104621,1551,617
      Oyster Bay Cove, NY2,11255226281
      Jefferson, MD2,112167724891
      Kensington, MD2,11174319392
      Source: The Kensington, MD 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.