Reported Annual Crime In Kent

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 peopleKent/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime7,393n/a (estimate)5,7313,4782,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleKent/100k peopleWashington/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder7n/a5.43.15.3
Rape70n/a54.344.041.7
Robbery203n/a157.472.898.0
Assault185n/a143.4184.6248.9
Violent crime465n/a (estimate)360305383
Burglary948n/a734.9590.4430.4
Theft4,666n/a3,617.32,194.41,694.4
Vehicle theft1,314n/a1,018.7388.8237.4
Property crime6,928n/a (estimate)5,3713,1742,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Kent, WA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Kent, WA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Kent, WA is 65% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Washington, and when compared with the national average, is 109% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Kent, WA has 18% higher than violent crime rate than Washington average, while remaining 6% lower than the national average. In property crime, Kent, WA is 69% higher than the average of Washington and is 127% higher than the national average.
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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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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Kent is 109% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.7 daily crimes that occur in Kent.
  • Kent is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Kent you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Kent has increased by 12%.

Compare Kent, WA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Kent (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Kent, WA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Washington as well as those across America as a whole. The Kent, WA total amount of daily offenses is 1.65 times more than the Washington average and 2.09 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Kent, WA is 1.18 times more than the Washington average, and it is 1.06 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Kent, WA has a daily crime figure that is 1.69 times more than the Washington average and 2.27 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Kent (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Kent, WA compared to every other city in Washington as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Kent, WA ranks safer than 12% of every city located within Washington along with 17% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Kent, WA. As a result, Kent, WA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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 278
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kent is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Kent is 1 in 18
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Kent, WA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Kent, WA, you have a 1 in 278 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 19. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Kent, WA is 1 in 18.

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

The year over year crime rate for Kent, WA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Kent, WA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 35% in Kent, WA, while property crimes in Kent, WA have increased by 11%. Crimes in total for Kent, WA have increased 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
Washington6,10297222
There are a total of 6,102 sex offenders in Washington. This yields a total of 97 sex offenders in Washington per 100,000 residents which is 56% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Browns Point, WA1,18743445488
Mirrormont, WA3,79158605662
Black Diamond, WA4,32123678701
Sammamish, WA62,13623681705
Fall City, WA1,97665682748
Shadow Lake, WA2,75569720789
Lake Holm, WA3,11172754827
Kent, WA125,4923605,3715,731

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lafayette, LA125,8085604,5565,116
Simi Valley, CA126,1261451,4401,586
Hartford, CT124,3201,0933,9935,086
East Los Angeles, CA124,1917103,9464,655
Concord, CA126,9383563,4053,761
Kent, WA125,4923605,3715,731
Source: The Kent, WA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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