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Crime rate in Kent, Washington (WA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Kent, WA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Kent, WA

The 2018 crime rate in Kent, WA is 373 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 90.1% U.S. cities. The 2018 Kent crime rate fell by 9% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 5 - a decrease of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Kent has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Kent, WA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Kent:

372.6
Des Moines:

309.0
SeaTac:

452.1
Auburn:

360.8
Covington:

183.8
Normandy Park:

151.7
Tukwila:

1,090.8
Algona:

67.0
Federal Way:

381.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Kent by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(3.6)
2
(2.4)
4
(4.8)
2
(2.4)
1
(1.2)
2
(2.3)
1
(1.1)
2
(1.6)
2
(1.6)
3
(2.4)
5
(3.9)
6
(4.7)
7
(5.4)
5
(3.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
57
(68.9)
83
(99.8)
64
(76.3)
84
(98.9)
82
(97.2)
67
(78.1)
60
(63.9)
68
(55.7)
58
(46.6)
65
(51.7)
61
(47.9)
66
(51.3)
70
(54.3)
92
(70.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
165
(199.4)
224
(269.2)
174
(207.3)
171
(201.3)
180
(213.4)
157
(183.1)
210
(223.7)
194
(158.9)
160
(128.7)
160
(127.1)
144
(113.2)
165
(128.3)
203
(157.4)
196
(150.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
254
(307.0)
254
(305.3)
283
(337.2)
286
(336.6)
244
(289.2)
275
(320.6)
306
(326.0)
279
(228.5)
99
(79.6)
132
(104.9)
128
(100.6)
135
(105.0)
185
(143.4)
159
(122.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,187
(1,435)
1,223
(1,470)
1,075
(1,281)
1,112
(1,309)
828
(981.5)
1,018
(1,187)
1,223
(1,303)
1,239
(1,015)
1,061
(853.2)
1,019
(809.8)
905
(711.1)
1,060
(824.2)
948
(734.9)
854
(657.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,492
(4,221)
3,466
(4,166)
2,790
(3,324)
2,702
(3,180)
2,381
(2,822)
2,665
(3,107)
2,977
(3,172)
3,365
(2,756)
3,669
(2,950)
4,243
(3,372)
4,257
(3,345)
5,034
(3,914)
4,666
(3,617)
3,949
(3,041)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,474
(1,782)
1,563
(1,878)
1,008
(1,201)
835
(982.7)
611
(724.3)
781
(910.6)
789
(840.6)
864
(707.6)
870
(699.6)
981
(779.6)
1,007
(791.3)
1,433
(1,114)
1,314
(1,019)
1,150
(885.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
42
(50.8)
39
(46.9)
29
(34.6)
23
(27.1)
15
(17.8)
23
(26.8)
18
(19.2)
15
(12.3)
26
(20.9)
19
(15.1)
19
(14.9)
16
(12.4)
17
(13.2)
13
(10.0)
City-Data.com crime index595.4646.2518.9508.9441.5466.4470.9379.1328.7359.1347.2413.3407.8372.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 71 registered sex offenders living in Kent, Washington as of August 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kent is 1,796 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Kent, WA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Kent:

215.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Kent:

215.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Kent:

177.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Kent:

162.7
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Kent:

172.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Kent:

154.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Kent:

252.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Kent:

340.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Kent:

334.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Kent:

350.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Kent:

372.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Kent:

358.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Kent:

391.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Kent:

329.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Kent:

247.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Kent:

200.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Kent:

162.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Kent:

416.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Kent:

480.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Kent:

527.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Kent:

428.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Kent:

447.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Kent:

423.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Kent:

446.9
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Kent:

545.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Kent:

529.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Kent:

446.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Kent:

568.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Kent:

602.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Kent:

784.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Kent:

765.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Kent:

575.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Kent:

556.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Kent:

579.4
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 197 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
Washington average:

1.42

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 201 (146 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
Washington average:

1.44

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 188 (139 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.08
Washington average:

1.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 190 (140 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
Washington average:

1.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 186 (136 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.08
Washington average:

1.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 182 (138 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
Washington average:

1.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 181 (130 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
Washington average:

1.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 186 (131 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Washington average:

1.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 182 (131 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Washington average:

1.58

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 179 (127 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Washington average:

1.62

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 185 (130 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Washington average:

1.65

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 176 (126 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Washington average:

1.60

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 173 (125 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.57
Washington average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 169 (116 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Washington average:

1.61

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 168 (118 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Washington average:

1.59

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 171 (119 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.50
Washington average:

1.62

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Kent, WA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 98032, 98188.