Reported Annual Crime In West Ocean City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Ocean City/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,775 (estimate)2,7722,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Ocean City/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)293 (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)1,483 (estimate)2,3152,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Ocean City is 38% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.86 daily crimes that occur in West Ocean City.
  • West Ocean City is safer than 45% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Ocean City you have a 1 in 57 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Ocean City has decreased by 14%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Ocean City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Ocean City is 1 in 342
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Ocean City is 1 in 68
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Ocean City is 1 in 57

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

West Ocean City police department

ItemWest Ocean CityMarylandNational
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
Ocean Pines, MD10,72749444493
Frankford, DE912108863971
Willards, MD1,0582361,1971,433
Ocean View, DE1,776491,3851,434
Berlin, MD4,520661,4891,554
West Ocean City, MD4,5862931,4831,775

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Michigan Center, MI4,5863221,4581,779
Pleasant Garden, NC4,5852191,7351,954
Smithville, TN4,5873203,6223,941
Westlake, LA4,5854172,5913,008
Belleview, FL4,5852763,8154,091
West Ocean City, MD4,5862931,4831,775
Source: The West Ocean City, 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.