Kent, WA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
5,686
Total Crimes
4,340.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
75.25%
Above National Average
147 out of 174
In Washington
8,939 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Kent, WA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Kent is 4,340.4 per 100,000 people. That's 75.25% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 45.86% higher than the Washington total crime rate of 2,975.8 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Kent SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
9.5
Education
7
Commute
4

How Does Kent Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Kent
/ 100k People
Washington
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 5,686 4,340.4 2,975.8 2,476.7
Murder 4 3.1 2.6 5.0
Robbery 242 184.7 67.6 81.6
Aggravated Assault 146 111.4 179.9 250.2
Violent Crime 486 371.0 293.9 366.7
Burglary 754 575.6 453.6 340.5
Larceny 3,598 2,746.5 1,907.9 1,549.5
Car Theft 848 647.3 320.5 219.9
Property Crime 5,200 3,969.4 2,681.9 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Kent

486.0
Violent Crimes
371.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
1.17%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 269.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Kent each year. That compares to a 1 in 340.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Kent is 371.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 1.17% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 26.25% higher than the Washington violent crime rate of 293.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Kent

5,200.0
Property Crimes
3,969.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
88.13%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 25.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Kent each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Kent is 3,969.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 88.13% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 48.01% higher than the Washington property crime rate of 2,681.9 per 100,000 people.

Kent Crime Compared To Washington Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Washington.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Kent

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Tacoma, WA 218,650 13,263 6,065.9 5,220.7 845.2
Renton, WA 103,452 4,507 4,356.6 4,042.5 314.2
Auburn, WA 82,381 3,694 4,484.0 4,047.0 437.0
Puyallup, WA 42,509 2,320 5,457.7 5,144.8 312.9
Des Moines, WA 32,708 1,093 3,341.7 3,078.8 262.9
SeaTac, WA 29,533 1,228 4,158.1 3,717.9 440.2
Covington, WA 21,698 618 2,848.2 2,682.3 165.9
Gig Harbor, WA 10,931 461 4,217.4 4,089.3 128.1
Fife, WA 10,324 742 7,187.1 6,431.6 755.5
Sumner, WA 10,270 485 4,722.5 4,391.4 331.1
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