Reported Annual Crime In Potomac

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePotomac/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,198 (estimate)2,7722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePotomac/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)197 (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)1,000 (estimate)2,3152,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Potomac is 58% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.28 daily crimes that occur in Potomac.
  • Potomac is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Potomac you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Potomac has decreased by 14%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Potomac

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Potomac is 1 in 507
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Potomac is 1 in 100
The chance of being a victim of crime in Potomac is 1 in 84

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

Potomac police department

ItemPotomacMarylandNational
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
Brentwood, MD3,10731281312
Somerset, MD1,14864325389
Highland, MD1,04064325389
Garrett Park, MD1,09064325389
Kensington, MD1,90964325389
Potomac, MD46,4751971,0001,198

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
St. Louis Park, MN46,4661772,6212,798
Cedar Hill, TX46,4141922,9273,119
Bonita Springs, FL46,3842621,5941,856
Ceres, CA46,5702563,3673,623
Bel Air South, MD46,6144762,4102,885
Potomac, MD46,4751971,0001,198
Source: The Potomac, 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.