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Total crime 74%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 88%
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 peopleKent/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,686n/a (estimate)4,3402,9762,489
Murder4n/a3.12.65.0
Rape94n/a71.843.842.6
Robbery242n/a184.767.681.6
Assault146n/a111.4179.9250.2
Violent crime486n/a (estimate)371294379
Burglary754n/a575.6453.6340.5
Theft3,598n/a2,746.51,907.91,549.5
Vehicle theft848n/a647.3320.5219.9
Property crime5,200n/a (estimate)3,9692,6822,110

Key findings

  • Kent crime rates are 74% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kent are 2% lower than the national average
  • In Kent you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Kent is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Kent has decreased by 12%

Kent crime map

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The Kent crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Kent 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 Kent crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Kent (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Kent for every 100,000 residents. The Kent total amount of daily crime is 1.46 times more than the Washington average and 1.74 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Kent, is 1.26 times more than the Washington average, and it is 1.02 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Kent has a daily crime average that is 1.48 times more than the Washington average and 1.88 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Kent (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Kent to every other city in Washington, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Kent safe? The gauges above illustrate that Kent is safer than 12% of every city located within Washington along with 18% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Washington and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Kent, WA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kent

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kent is 1 in 270
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kent is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Kent is 1 in 24
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Kent? In Kent, you have a 1 in 270 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 26. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Kent, WA is 1 in 24.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Kent is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Kent has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 7% in Kent, while property crimes in Kent have decreased by 13%. Total crime has decreased by 12% year over year.

      Kent police department

      ItemKentWashingtonNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1818,169558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.23.3
      There are a total of 181 Kent police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.6% less than the Washington average and 54.4% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Washington

      StateTotal offendersWashington /100KNational /100K
      Washington6,688107266
      There are a total of 6,688 sex offenders in Washington. This yields a total of 107 sex offenders in Washington per 100,000 residents which is 60% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Black Diamond, WA4,3210357357
      Browns Point, WA1,18741376418
      Mirrormont, WA3,79156511567
      Sammamish, WA62,13634605639
      Fall City, WA1,97663577640
      Shadow Lake, WA2,75567609675
      Lake Holm, WA3,11170637707
      Kent, WA125,4923713,9694,340

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lafayette, LA125,8085244,3054,829
      Simi Valley, CA126,1261169431,059
      Hartford, CT124,3208582,8013,659
      East Los Angeles, CA124,1916973,6844,381
      Concord, CA126,9384143,4913,905
      Kent, WA125,4923713,9694,340
      Source: The Kent, WA 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.