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Crime Report for Kent,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Kent, is 0.7 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Kent Crime Rating
(higher ratings are better)



Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Kent, has a violent crime rate of 639 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 420 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Kent 639
WA 420
National 676

Kent, is in the 93% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 84% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 93% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Kent, or said another way, 7% of cities in have crime rates higher than Kent.


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Crime Kent WA Nation
Violent Crime Total 639.1 419.6 676
Murder / NNH 2.4 3.4 6.5
Forcible Rape 98.9 44.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 201.3 141.1 197.4
Aggravated Assault 336.6 230.2 315
Property Crime Total 5471.6 4771.5 3726.9
Burglary 1308.8 899.8 812.3
Larceny Theft 3180.1 3312.4 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 982.8 559.3 382.3
Arson 27.1 27.7 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Kent, has a property crime rate of 5471.6 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 4771.5 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Kent 5471.6
WA 4771.5
National 3727



Kent Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 81
National Percentile Rank - 89