Reported Annual Crime In Laurel

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLaurel/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,120n/a (estimate)4,2392,7572,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLaurel/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.05.3
Rape3n/a11.429.240.4
Robbery44n/a166.5171.0102.8
Assault62n/a234.6263.8248.5
Violent crime109n/a (estimate)413472386
Burglary111n/a420.1410.4468.9
Theft812n/a3,073.01,677.41,745.0
Vehicle theft88n/a333.0196.7236.9
Property crime1,011n/a (estimate)3,8262,2852,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Laurel, MD. The total number of reported crimes in Laurel, MD is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Laurel, MD crime rate is 54% higher than the Maryland average and is 49% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Laurel, MD has a violent crime rate that is 13% lower than the Maryland average and 7% higher than the national average. For property crime, Laurel, MD is 67% higher than the Maryland average and 56% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Highland, MD95066321387
Kensington, MD2,11166321387
Somerset, MD1,21566321387
Garrett Park, MD1,05866321387
Fulton, MD3,09774358432
Chevy Chase town, MD2,94874358432
Crownsville, MD1,78490433523
Laurel, MD25,7034133,8264,239

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Laurel is 49% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.61 daily crimes that occur in Laurel.
  • Laurel is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Laurel you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Laurel has increased by 14%.

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Daily Crime In Laurel (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Laurel, MD for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Maryland as well as those across America as a whole. The Laurel, MD total amount of daily offenses is 1.54 times more than the Maryland average and 1.49 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Laurel, MD is 1.14 times less than the Maryland average, and it is 1.07 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Laurel, MD has a daily crime figure that is 1.67 times more than the Maryland average and 1.56 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Laurel (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Maryland and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Laurel, MD? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Laurel, MD has been ranked safer than 26% of other cities in the state of Maryland. In addition, Laurel, MD is safer than 21% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Maryland and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Laurel, MD. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Laurel, MD is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Laurel

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Laurel is 1 in 243
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Laurel is 1 in 27
The chance of being a victim of crime in Laurel is 1 in 24
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Laurel, MD? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Laurel, MD, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 243. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 27 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Laurel, MD is 1 in 24.

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

A good indicator of whether Laurel, 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 Laurel, MD has decreased by 8%, while the property crime rate in Laurel, MD has increased by 16% year over year. The number of total crimes in Laurel, MD has increased by 14% year over year.

Laurel police department

ItemLaurelMarylandNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)805,343558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.13.33.3
There are a total of 80 Laurel police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.3% less than the Maryland average and 3.9% 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
Milford, MA25,7012381,2171,454
Burlington, MA25,6981991,7371,936
Zionsville, IN25,709115402517
Green, OH25,7132291,9662,194
Summerlin South, NV25,7172931,1181,410
Laurel, MD25,7034133,8264,239
Source: The Laurel, 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.