Reported Annual Crime In La Plata

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLa Plata/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime303n/a (estimate)3,2932,7572,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLa Plata/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.05.3
Rape0n/a0.029.240.4
Robbery13n/a141.3171.0102.8
Assault19n/a206.5263.8248.5
Violent crime32n/a (estimate)348472386
Burglary52n/a565.2410.4468.9
Theft210n/a2,282.41,677.41,745.0
Vehicle theft9n/a97.8196.7236.9
Property crime271n/a (estimate)2,9452,2852,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in La Plata, 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 19% higher than the average of crimes committed in Maryland. It is also 16% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, La Plata, MD shows a crime rate that is 26% lower than the Maryland average. The crime rate is also 10% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, La Plata, MD is shown to be 29% higher than the Maryland average and 20% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mason Neck, VA2,01634292326
Hayfield, VA4,50157483539
Hughesville, MD2,556121585706
Baden, MD1,942133645779
Mount Vernon, VA12,91783708791
Woodbridge, VA4,52787740827
Fort Hunt, VA17,03889758847
La Plata, MD8,9033482,9453,293

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in La Plata is 16% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.02 daily crimes that occur in La Plata.
  • La Plata is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States.
  • In La Plata you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in La Plata has decreased by 20%.

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Daily Crime In La Plata (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in La Plata, MD on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Maryland. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in La Plata, MD (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Maryland state wide, are 1.19 times more than the state average and 1.16 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in La Plata, MD on a daily bases are 1.36 times less than than Maryland average and 1.11 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in La Plata, MD are 1.29 times more than the daily state average and 1.20 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is La Plata (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in La Plata, MD in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Maryland as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in La Plata, MD to other cities in the state and across the country, La Plata, MD is 34% safer than other cities of Maryland and 26% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Maryland cities and all around the United States, La Plata, MD has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing La Plata, MD crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in La Plata

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in La Plata is 1 in 288
The chance of being a victim of property crime in La Plata is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of crime in La Plata is 1 in 31
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in La Plata, MD? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In La Plata, MD your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 288. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 34 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 La Plata, MD is 1 in 31.

Year Over Year Crime In La Plata (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether La Plata, MD is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. La Plata, MD has decreased by 33% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 19% year over year. Total crimes for La Plata, MD has decreased by 20% in the same time frame.

La Plata police department

ItemLa PlataMarylandNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)165,343556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.33.3
There are a total of 16 La Plata police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 46.6% less than the Maryland average and 45.5% less 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
College Place, WA8,9051213,1053,226
Versailles, KY8,908581,5161,574
Glenshaw, PA8,9082611,4391,700
Socorro, NM8,8987395,4936,232
Middletown, PA8,9093061,3661,672
La Plata, MD8,9033482,9453,293
Source: The La Plata, MD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.