Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
Kensington crime rates are not available from the FBI's UCR (uniform crime reporting) program, as a result, estimates are displayed in the table above. The crime reporting program from the FBI does cover more than 98% of the larger metropolitan areas, which represents more than 309 million U.S. residents. This data is gathered from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies which include tribal, state, county, college, university and city levels. However, the FBI does not report crime on a neighborhood level, therefore estimates were used to calculate the Kensington crime data. These estimates take into account the overall Philadelphia crime rates (violent and property), as well as multiple other factors which include: poverty rates, unemployment rates, income, educational achievement, home prices, rent prices and population density. To view crime rates on a block group level, the Kensington crime map below provides a hyper-local overview of all crimes reported throughout Philadelphia.
StatisticReportedincidentsKensington/100k peoplePhiladelphia/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime83,4356,944 (estimate)5,3631,7622,324
Violent crime16,202930 (estimate)1,041280370
Vehicle theft12,681n/a815.1163.0282.7
Property crime67,2336,014 (estimate)4,3211,4831,954

Kensington crime map

The Kensington crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Kensington as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. 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. Please note that the red areas on the Kensington crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Kensington crime rates are 199% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Kensington are 151% higher than the national average
  • In Kensington you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Kensington is safer than 15% of the cities in Pennsylvania
  • Year over year crime in Philadelphia has increased by 34%

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        Daily Crime In Kensington (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Kensington

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Kensington is 1 in 108
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Kensington is 1 in 17
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Kensington is 1 in 15

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

        Philadelphia police department

        Item Kensington Philadelphia Pennsylvania
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a7,36014,701
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.81.8

        Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

        State Total offenders Pennsylvania /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 21,558 sex offenders in Pennsylvania. This yields a total of 176 sex offenders in Pennsylvania per 100,000 residents which is 34% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Bryn Athyn, PA1,21739208247
        Langhorne, PA1,61639208247
        Langhorne Manor, PA1,49144232275
        Spring House, PA4,71153282336
        Wyncote, PA3,33353282336
        Voorhees, NJ1,68652366419
        Flourtown, PA4,54973385458
        Philadelphia, PA1,581,5311,0414,3215,363

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        San Antonio, TX1,529,1338835,0695,951
        Phoenix, AZ1,658,4228252,9023,727
        San Diego, CA1,414,5454311,8182,248
        Dallas, TX1,338,8467783,8134,591
        San Jose, CA1,029,4095272,6513,178
        Philadelphia, PA1,581,5311,0414,3215,363
        Source: The Kensington, Philadelphia, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.