Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAberdeen/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime481n/a (estimate)2,7372,0342,324
Violent crime107n/a (estimate)609399370
Vehicle theft23n/a130.9219.8282.7
Property crime374n/a (estimate)2,1281,6351,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Aberdeen, MD

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Aberdeen crime rate is 17.8% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Aberdeen, there were 107 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 609 per 100,000 individuals, 64.6% higher than the national average. Additionally, Aberdeen recorded 374 property crimes, amounting to 2128 per 100,000 residents, 8.9% higher than the U.S. average.

Aberdeen has a property crime rate that closely mirrors the national average. There were a total of 2128 property crimes in Aberdeen, while the national average was 1954 per 100,000 people. This results in the area being no safer or more dangerous than the average city.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Aberdeen?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Aberdeen. Based on the results of the surveys (13 responses), 54% of people felt that there was very little crime in Aberdeen and felt safe walking alone at night. While 46% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Aberdeen a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Aberdeen is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Aberdeen has an overall crime rate that is 18% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 1.32 daily occurrences, comprising 0.29 violent crimes and 1.02 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Aberdeen as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Aberdeen Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Aberdeen crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Aberdeen has increased by 7.9% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 10.8% and property crime has increased by 14.7%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Aberdeen

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Aberdeen currently has an unemployment rate of 1.9%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Aberdeen stands at $192,400, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Aberdeen, the average monthly rent stands at $1,062, while the national average is $949 per month.

Aberdeen crime map

The Aberdeen crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Aberdeen as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Aberdeen crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Aberdeen crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Aberdeen crime rates are 18% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Aberdeen are 65% higher than the national average
  • In Aberdeen you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Aberdeen is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Aberdeen has decreased by 1%

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        Daily Crime In Aberdeen (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Aberdeen, MD per 100,000 people. In Aberdeen, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.35 times more than the Maryland average and 1.18 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Aberdeen is 1.53 times more than the Maryland average and 1.65 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Aberdeen has a daily crime rate that is 1.30 times more than the Maryland average and 1.09 times more than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Aberdeen (higher is better)

        Is Aberdeen safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Maryland as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Aberdeen to other cities in the state and across the country, Aberdeen is 25% safer than other cities of Maryland and 14% safer than other cities in the nation. Aberdeen has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Aberdeen

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Aberdeen is 1 in 165
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Aberdeen is 1 in 47
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Aberdeen is 1 in 37
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Aberdeen, Maryland you have a 1 in 165 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 47 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Aberdeen.

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

        Determining whether Aberdeen is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Aberdeen violent crime rates have decreased by 18%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 6% year over year. Total crimes for Aberdeen has decreased by 1% in the same time frame.

        Aberdeen police department

        Item Aberdeen Maryland National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)495,343558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.23.33.3
        There are a total of 49 Aberdeen police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.4% less than the Maryland average and 0.9% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Maryland

        State Total offenders Maryland /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 7,370 sex offenders in Maryland. This yields a total of 135 sex offenders in Maryland per 100,000 residents which is 49% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Charlestown, MD1,530155636791
        Pleasant Hills, MD4,017156641797
        Kingsville, MD4,649179735914
        Perryman, MD2,3971968071,003
        Bel Air CDP, MD1,3832068451,050
        Rising Sun, MD2,7902098591,068
        Fallston, MD9,1182701,1071,377
        Aberdeen, MD15,9046092,1282,737

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Discovery Bay, CA15,9043501,6421,992
        Grandville, MI15,9062083,0733,281
        Sayville, NY15,9102551,0231,278
        Cloverly, MD15,9152178921,109
        Bellmore, NY15,8872128491,061
        Aberdeen, MD15,9046092,1282,737
        Source: The Aberdeen, MD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.