The county of Kent had 8,213 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 4,175.31 per 100,000 residents. This is 464.98% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 371 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Kent also processed 2,164 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to New Castle and Sussex, Kent is a safer place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Kent is larceny/theft totaling 1,962, followed by aggravated assault, and then burglary.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Kent County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Kent tallied 371 violent crimes and 2,164 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Kent is higher by 464.98% than the national average.