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 30% of other cities in the state of Maryland. In addition, Laurel, MD is safer than 22% 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.