Reported Annual Crime In Bel Air

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBel Air/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime237n/a (estimate)2,3022,7722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBel Air/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.64.9
Rape1n/a9.727.738.6
Robbery11n/a106.8164.2101.9
Assault8n/a77.7256.7237.8
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)194457373
Burglary21n/a204.0427.5491.4
Theft194n/a1,884.41,668.51,775.4
Vehicle theft2n/a19.4218.9220.2
Property crime217n/a (estimate)2,1082,3152,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Bel Air, MD. All reported Bel Air, MD crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Bel Air, MD overall crime rate is 17% lower than in comparison to the Maryland average; and is also 19% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Bel Air, MD, the rate is 58% lower than compared to the Maryland average, and 48% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Bel Air, MD comes in at 9% lower than to the average seen in Maryland, and 15% lower than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bel Air is 19% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.31 daily crimes that occur in Bel Air.
  • Bel Air is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bel Air you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bel Air has decreased by 31%.

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Daily Crime In Bel Air (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Bel Air, 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 Bel Air, MD are 1.20 times less than the Maryland average and 1.24 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Bel Air, MD are 2.35 times less than than Maryland and 1.92 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Bel Air, MD are 1.10 times less than than Maryland and 1.18 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Bel Air (higher is better)

How safe is Bel Air, MD compared to other cities in Maryland and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Bel Air, MD is safer than 58% of the cities in Maryland and 51% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Maryland and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Bel Air, MD. Overall, Bel Air, MD is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bel Air

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bel Air is 1 in 515
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bel Air is 1 in 48
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bel Air is 1 in 44
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Bel Air, MD? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Bel Air, MD you have a 1 in 515 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Bel Air, MD.

Year Over Year Crime In Bel Air (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Bel Air, MD is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Bel Air, MD has decreased by 33%, while the property crime rate in Bel Air, MD has decreased by 31% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Bel Air, MD has decreased by 31% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Bel Air police department

ItemBel AirMarylandNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a5,343556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.33.3

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
Hampton, MD4,9681748801,054
Pleasant Hills, MD3,4341768891,065
Jarrettsville, MD3,4081839291,112
Kingsville, MD4,4792201,1161,336
Perryman, MD2,5812311,1691,400
Bel Air, MD1,1191942,1082,302

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Wooster, AR1,119103642745
Wenona, IL1,1191809311,111
Great Neck Gardens, NY1,11953225278
Marvell, AR1,119951,4301,525
Cane Savannah, SC1,1182321,5171,749
Bel Air, MD1,1191942,1082,302
Source: The Bel Air, 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.