Reported Annual Crime In Damascus

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDamascus/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,129 (estimate)2,7722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDamascus/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)351 (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)1,778 (estimate)2,3152,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Damascus is 26% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.83 daily crimes that occur in Damascus.
  • Damascus is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Damascus you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Damascus has decreased by 14%.

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Daily Crime In Damascus (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Damascus

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Damascus is 1 in 285
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Damascus is 1 in 57
The chance of being a victim of crime in Damascus is 1 in 47

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

Damascus police department

ItemDamascusMarylandNational
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
Highland, MD1,04064325389
Buckeystown, MD1,01779398476
Spencerville, MD1,588100505605
Derwood, MD2,178128649777
University Center, VA3,96779755835
Damascus, MD15,0943511,7782,129

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Katy, TX15,0713884,5024,891
Pataskala, OH15,0692522,2332,485
Mount Vernon, IL15,0691,3406,0187,358
The Dalles, OR15,0681253,0843,208
Clearlake, CA15,1217784,0814,859
Damascus, MD15,0943511,7782,129
Source: The Damascus, 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.