With a crime rate of 38 per thousand residents, New Kensington has one of the highest crime rates in the United States compared to all communities of all sizes, from the smallest towns to the largest cities. The probability of becoming a victim of a violent or property crime here is one in 26. The crime rate in New Kensington is 19.79 per 1,000 residents for a standard year. People living in New Kensington generally consider the southeastern part of the city to be the safest. New Kensington has a higher overall crime rate than the vast majority of the U.S.
UU. By comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,489 incidents per 100,000 people.