Reported Annual Crime In Columbia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,308 (estimate)2,7722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a8.64.9
Rapen/an/an/a27.738.6
Robberyn/an/an/a164.2101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a256.7237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)380 (estimate)457373
Burglaryn/an/an/a427.5491.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,668.51,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a218.9220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,927 (estimate)2,3152,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbia is 19% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.32 daily crimes that occur in Columbia.
  • Columbia is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbia has decreased by 14%.

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Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 263
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 52
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 44

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

Columbia police department

ItemColumbiaMarylandNational
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
Garrett Park, MD1,09064325389
Highland, MD1,04064325389
Kensington, MD1,90964325389
Fulton, MD2,11472363435
Chevy Chase, MD2,90772363435
Columbia, MD102,1163801,9272,308

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
North Charleston, SC102,1437355,2996,035
Boulder, CO102,0022082,6452,852
West Palm Beach, FL102,2838814,8545,735
Broken Arrow, OK101,9171421,8171,960
El Cajon, CA101,5823462,1812,527
Columbia, MD102,1163801,9272,308
Source: The Columbia, 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.