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Crime in Kennedale, Texas

by Samuel Stebbins

Kennedale’s crime rate

There were 143 crimes reported in Kennedale, Texas in 2018, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 1,665 incidents for every 100,000 people.

How does Kennedale compare?

Kennedale has a lower overall crime rate than the majority of U.S. cities. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,580 incidents for every 100,000 people.

Kennedale’s overall crime rate is 40% lower than the overall crime rate in Texas. Statewide, there were 797,357 crimes reported in 2018, or 2,778 for every 100,000 people.

What types of crimes are being committed?

The FBI’s crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes — larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes — aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.

Property crime

The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2018. In Kennedale, however, property crimes account for about 93% of all offenses.

Despite accounting for a higher than average share of total offenses, property crime is less prevalent in Kennedale than it is nationwide. There were 133 property crimes in Kennedale in 2018, or 1,549 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,200 incidents per 100,000 people.

Larceny

Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Kennedale. There were 77 larcenies reported in Kennedale in 2018, or 897 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,595 per 100,000.

Burglary

There were 39 break-ins reported in Kennedale in 2018, or 454 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 327 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2018.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 229 for every 100,000 people. In Kennedale, meanwhile, there were 17 motor vehicle thefts in 2018, or 198 for every 100,000 people.

Violent crime

Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the more than 8.4 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2018. In Kennedale, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 7% share of all reported crime.

At 116 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Kennedale is well below the national violent crime rate of 381 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Kennedale reported a total of 10 violent crimes in 2018.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. In Kennedale, however, robbery and rape are the most commonly reported types of violent crime. There were 2 aggravated assaults reported in Kennedale in 2018, or 23 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is far higher, standing at 247 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.

Robbery

Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America. There were 4 robberies reported in Kennedale in 2018, a rate of 47 robberies for every 100,000 residents. For comparison, the national robbery rate was 86 per 100,000 in 2018.

Rape

There were 4 rapes reported in Kennedale in 2018, or 47 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,380 rapes in 2018, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.

Murder

While there were 16,214 murders nationwide in 2018, none were reported in Kennedale in 2018.

The following is additional information provided by http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Kennedale-Texas.html

See how dangerous Kennedale, TX is compared to the nearest cities: (Note: Higher means more crime)

  • Kennedale: 139.4
  • Forest Hill: 313.2
  • Everman: 297.2
  • Dalworthington Gardens: 79.8
  • Pantego: 238.3
  • Arlington: 272.7
  • Mansfield: 98.9
  • Fort Worth: 299.1
  • Crowley: 131.6

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