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Kent County, Maryland Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Kent County, Maryland. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Kent County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Kent County, Maryland, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,755 total crimes reported in Kent County, Maryland (488 of them violent). Of the 344 crimes that occur a year in Kent County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Kent County, Maryland 344 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 28 rapes, and nearly two thousand thefts (including 108 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Kent County, Maryland (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Kent County, Maryland for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Kent County increased by 45 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 67 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Kent County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than four hundred for Kent County, Maryland in 2009.

Crime Trends in Kent County, Maryland (2001-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Kent County, Maryland (2001-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Kent County, Maryland law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Kent County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.