Reported Annual Crime In Salisbury

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalisbury/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,113n/a (estimate)6,3792,7722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalisbury/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a9.18.64.9
Rape23n/a69.427.738.6
Robbery105n/a317.0164.2101.9
Assault180n/a543.4256.7237.8
Violent crime311n/a (estimate)939457373
Burglary262n/a790.9427.5491.4
Theft1,493n/a4,507.21,668.51,775.4
Vehicle theft47n/a141.9218.9220.2
Property crime1,802n/a (estimate)5,4402,3152,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Salisbury, MD. These figures on reported criminal activity in Salisbury, MD, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Salisbury, MD is 130% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Maryland, and when compared with the national average, is 123% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Salisbury, MD has 105% higher than violent crime rate than Maryland average, while remaining 152% higher than the national average. In property crime, Salisbury, MD is 135% higher than the average of Maryland and is 119% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Salisbury is 123% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 17.48 daily crimes that occur in Salisbury.
  • Salisbury is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Salisbury you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Salisbury has decreased by 4%.

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Daily Crime In Salisbury (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Salisbury, MD is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Maryland and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Salisbury, MD are 2.30 times more than the Maryland average and 2.23 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Salisbury, MD are 2.05 times more than than Maryland and 2.52 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Salisbury, MD are 2.35 times more than than Maryland and 2.19 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Salisbury (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Salisbury, 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 Salisbury, MD to other cities in the state and across the country, Salisbury, MD is 3% safer than other cities of Maryland and 2% 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, Salisbury, MD has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Salisbury, MD crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salisbury

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salisbury is 1 in 107
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salisbury is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Salisbury is 1 in 16
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Salisbury, MD? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Salisbury, MD you have a 1 in 107 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Salisbury, MD.

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

A good indicator of whether Salisbury, 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 Salisbury, MD has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Salisbury, MD has decreased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Salisbury, MD has decreased by 4% year over year.

Salisbury police department

ItemSalisburyMarylandNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1095,343556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.53.33.3
There are a total of 109 Salisbury police officers. This results in 3.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.2% greater than the Maryland average and 8.4% greater 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pittsville, MD1,5402331,1781,411
Willards, MD1,0582361,1971,433
Snow Hill, MD2,7203362,0612,397
Delmar, MD3,0075952,4453,040
Bethel, DE1794902,6403,129
Salisbury, MD31,3349395,4406,379

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kennesaw, GA31,3581641,6701,834
Bowling Green, OH31,3661511,9982,149
Michigan City, IN31,3692574,9375,194
Englewood, CO31,2983793,1173,496
Franklin Square, NY31,2913061,2901,595
Salisbury, MD31,3349395,4406,379
Source: The Salisbury, 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.