Reported Annual Crime In Baltimore

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaltimore/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime40,483n/a (estimate)6,5162,7722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaltimore/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder344n/a55.48.64.9
Rape287n/a46.227.738.6
Robbery4,313n/a694.2164.2101.9
Assault4,598n/a740.1256.7237.8
Violent crime9,542n/a (estimate)1,536457373
Burglary7,757n/a1,248.6427.5491.4
Theft17,658n/a2,842.31,668.51,775.4
Vehicle theft5,526n/a889.5218.9220.2
Property crime30,941n/a (estimate)4,9802,3152,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Baltimore, MD is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 135% higher than the average of crimes committed in Maryland. It is also 128% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Baltimore, MD shows a crime rate that is 236% higher than the Maryland average. The crime rate is also 312% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Baltimore, MD is shown to be 115% higher than the Maryland average and 100% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Baltimore is 128% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.85 daily crimes that occur in Baltimore.
  • Baltimore is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Baltimore you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Baltimore has increased by 8%.

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Daily Crime In Baltimore (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Baltimore, MD is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Maryland and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Baltimore, MD are 2.35 times more than the Maryland average and 2.28 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Baltimore, MD are 3.36 times more than than Maryland and 4.12 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Baltimore, MD are 2.15 times more than than Maryland and 2.00 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Baltimore (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Baltimore, MD compared to other areas of Maryland, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Baltimore, MD safer than 4% when compared to other Maryland cities, and 3% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Maryland, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Baltimore, MD. At this time, Baltimore, MD sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Baltimore

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Baltimore is 1 in 66
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Baltimore is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Baltimore is 1 in 16
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Baltimore, MD? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Baltimore, MD your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 66. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 21 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Baltimore, MD is 1 in 16.

Year Over Year Crime In Baltimore (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Baltimore, MD is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Baltimore, MD has increased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Baltimore, MD has increased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Baltimore, MD has increased by 8% year over year.

Baltimore police department

ItemBaltimoreMarylandNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3,3425,343556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.33.33.3
There are a total of 3,342 Baltimore police officers. This results in 5.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 60.2% greater than the Maryland average and 63.6% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Maryland

StateTotal offendersMaryland /100KNational /100K
Maryland8,157149222
There are a total of 8,157 sex offenders in Maryland. This yields a total of 149 sex offenders in Maryland per 100,000 residents which is 33% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Gambrills, MD2,61995480575
Fairwood, MD5,249149753901
Hampton, MD4,9681748801,054
Pleasant Hills, MD3,4341768891,065
Scaggsville, MD9,2041981,0011,198
Baltimore, MD622,2711,5364,9806,516

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Nashville, TN624,2617023,3674,068
Washington, DC633,7361,2034,5165,719
Denver, CO633,7776743,5304,204
Seattle, WA637,8505995,5226,121
Louisville, KY605,7626324,1664,798
Baltimore, MD622,2711,5364,9806,516
Source: The Baltimore, MD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.