Kensington, MD crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Kensington has an overall crime rate of 15 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Kensington is 1 in 67. How does Kensington fare compared to other communities in Maryland of all population sizes? Kensington's crime rate is lower than approximately 45% of Maryland communities.

However, when you compare Kensington to other communities of similar population, then Kensington crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Kensington does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Kensington does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Kensington.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Kensington's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Kensington is one in 582.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Kensington's rate for property crime is 13 per one thousand population. This makes Kensington a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Kensington is one in 75.

Kensington Crime Data

 

Crime Index

41

(100 is safest)


Safer than 41% of U.S. Cities

Kensington Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

4

31

35

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.72

13.31

15.03

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.72
4.54
National Median: 4
    Kensington
    Maryland

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 582

in Kensington

1 in 220

in Maryland

Kensington VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 2,329
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
13.31
19.5
National Median: 21
    Kensington
    Maryland

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 75

in Kensington

1 in 51

in Maryland

Kensington Property CRIMES

Population: 2,329
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Kensington Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
74
50
National Median: 28.3
    Kensington
    Maryland