Kent, WA Criminal and Public Records

Are you searching for criminal records or background information on someone in Kent, WA? BeenVerified has access to public arrest records in King County that can help you identify criminal background history for individuals in and around the Kent area. Kent has a population of 126,952, which makes it the 6th largest city in Washington, and an average income of $60,191. We’ve compiled helpful crime statistics below, or you can look up a specific person’s criminal records.

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Crime in Kent, WA

One of the first ways to gauge crime is to look at the reported crimes in that city over a year’s time. Keep in mind that you cannot compare one city’s reported crimes to another city’s reported crimes without also understanding any differences in population. In addition, the reported crime rate and the actual crime rate may be very different; crimes such as forcible rape are notoriously underreported, while crimes like motor vehicle theft have higher reporting rates.

In 2015, there were 338 reported violent crimes and 6169 reported property crimes in Kent. This compares to 20,394 reported violent crimes and 248,369 reported property crimes statewide in Washington. This makes Kent 48th in the state of Washington when it comes to violent crimes per 100k people.

The most common violent crime in Kent was robbery, with 144 reported. The most common property crime was larceny, with 4,257 reported.

In addition to these major crimes, there were a number of other offenses committed, but most of those were charged as misdemeanors. Our charts below have much more information.


Kent Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 6th
  • Violent Crimes: 9th (48th per 100k)
  • Murder: 4th (29th per 100k)
  • Rape: 5th (49th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 14th (86th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 6th (23rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 5th (38th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 9th (65th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 5th (40th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 4th (12th per 100k)
  • Arson: 12th (57th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 207th
  • Violent Crimes: 325th (2,447th per 100k)
  • Murder: 73rd (378th per 100k)
  • Rape: 130th (947th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 358th (2,992nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 200th (830th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 118th (730th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 166th (1,446th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 123rd (970th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 79th (109th per 100k)
  • Arson: 99th (685th per 100k)

In King County (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 3rd (9th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (8th per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (8th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 5th (10th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (8th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (7th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (9th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (6th per 100k)
  • Arson: 4th (11th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 126,952
  • Households: 42,233
  • Median Income: $60,191
  • Land Area: 33.743 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.671 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Kent, WA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 3 5
Rape 65 61
Agg. Assault 132 128
Robbery 160 144
Burglary 1019 905
Vehicle Thefts 981 1007
Arson 19 19

Violent Crimes in Kent, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 5
Rape 61
Aggravated Assault 128
Robbery 144

Property Crimes in Kent, WA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 905
Larceny 4257
Motor Vehicle Theft 1007
Arson 19

Vehicle Thefts in Kent, WA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 1563
2007 1008
2008 835
2009 611
2010 781
2011 789
2012 864
2013 870
2014 981
2015 1007

Property Crimes in Kent, WA

Year Property Crimes
2006 6252
2007 4873
2008 4649
2009 3820
2010 4464
2011 4989
2012 5468
2013 5600
2014 6243
2015 6169

Washington Criminal Statistics:


Criminal Records Lookup

Do you want to lookup a specific individual’s criminal records? While a criminal background check may be important, it is important to understand that that the presence or absence of some criminal history may not be indicative of a person’s actual criminal behavior. People can be arrested for and charged with crimes that they did not commit, while other people may never be charged with crimes that they did commit. Therefore, when looking at an individual’s criminal background, it is important to understand the differences between arrests, charges, and convictions. It is equally important to understand that the absence of a criminal record does not guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior or will not engage in future criminal behavior.

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You may also want to look at statewide reporting numbers.

Washington Statistics:

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 20136 20394
Murder 174 211
Rape 4866 4898
Agg. Assault 11627 12029
Robbery 5640 5449
Property Crimes 261706 248369
Burglary 55290 50993
Larceny 175769 170509
Vehicle Thefts 30647 26867
Arson 0 0

While the overall numbers can help you find some information, the crime rate is more informative. The crime rate can be reported in various ways; here we have chosen to report the crime rate as incidents per 1,000 people. By looking at the crime rate in a city, you can determine whether that city is more or less dangerous than surrounding cities. Here, we have compiled comparisons of the rate for various crimes in Kent and compared them to the rates for that same crime in Washington and nationwide.


Vehicle Thefts in the state of Washington

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 45899
2007 37622
2008 28331
2009 23680
2010 25729
2011 24835
2012 26402
2013 28399
2014 30647
2015 26867

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