Reported Annual Crime In West Laurel

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Laurel/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,484 (estimate)2,7572,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Laurel/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a8.05.3
Rapen/an/an/a29.240.4
Robberyn/an/an/a171.0102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a263.8248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)254 (estimate)472386
Burglaryn/an/an/a410.4468.9
Theftn/an/an/a1,677.41,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a196.7236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,230 (estimate)2,2852,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Garrett Park, MD1,09066321387
Highland, MD1,04066321387
Kensington, MD1,90966321387
Somerset, MD1,14866321387
Cabin John, MD2,13574358432
Fulton, MD2,11474358432
Chevy Chase, MD2,90774358432
West Laurel, MD4,3852541,2301,484

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Laurel is 48% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.06 daily crimes that occur in West Laurel.
  • West Laurel is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Laurel you have a 1 in 68 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Laurel has decreased by 1%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Laurel

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Laurel is 1 in 394
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Laurel is 1 in 82
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Laurel is 1 in 68

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

West Laurel police department

ItemWest LaurelMarylandNational
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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Anna, IL4,3853492,6052,953
French Island, WI4,3842101,3261,536
Eastwood, LA4,3872871,6751,962
Forestdale, MA4,3812771,1471,424
Benton, KY4,380923,3133,405
West Laurel, MD4,3852541,2301,484
Source: The West 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.