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108%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
320%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
68%
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 peopleBaltimore/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime27,560n/a (estimate)4,8302,0342,324
Murder287n/a50.38.56.3
Rape259n/a45.430.640.0
Robbery3,172n/a556.0114.266.1
Assault5,143n/a901.4245.2268.2
Violent crime8,861n/a (estimate)1,553399370
Burglary3,333n/a584.2190.2269.8
Theft11,940n/a2,092.71,225.41,401.9
Vehicle theft3,426n/a600.5219.8282.7
Property crime18,699n/a (estimate)3,2771,6351,954

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    Crime Quick Facts

    • Baltimore crime rates are 108% higher than the national average
    • Violent crimes in Baltimore are 320% higher than the national average
    • In Baltimore you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
    • Baltimore is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
    • Year over year crime in Baltimore has decreased by 22%

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    The Baltimore crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Baltimore 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 Baltimore crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Baltimore 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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        Daily Crime In Baltimore (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Baltimore, Maryland is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Baltimore are 2.37 times more than the Maryland average and 2.08 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Baltimore are 3.90 times more than than Maryland and 4.20 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Baltimore are 2.00 times more than than Maryland and 1.68 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Baltimore (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Baltimore, Maryland compared to other areas of Maryland, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Baltimore safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Baltimore is safer than 4% of Maryland cities, and 1% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Maryland, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Baltimore. At this time, Baltimore sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Baltimore

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Baltimore is 1 in 65
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Baltimore is 1 in 31
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Baltimore is 1 in 21
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Baltimore, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 65. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 31 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Baltimore is 1 in 21.

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

        A good indicator of whether Baltimore is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Baltimore has decreased by 16%, while the property crime rate in Baltimore has decreased by 24% year over year. The number of total crimes in Baltimore has decreased by 22% year over year.

        Baltimore police department

        Item Baltimore Maryland National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3,3425,343558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.33.33.3
        There are a total of 3,342 Baltimore police officers. This results in 5.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 60.2% greater than the Maryland average and 64.3% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Maryland

        State Total offenders Maryland /100K National /100K
        Maryland7,370135266
        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
        Gambrills, MD2,92989366455
        Hampton, MD4,706152626778
        Fairwood, MD6,780153630783
        Pleasant Hills, MD4,017156641797
        Scaggsville, MD9,948160656815
        Kingsville, MD4,649179735914
        Severna Park, MD38,729181744925
        Baltimore, MD602,2741,5533,2774,830

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Milwaukee, WI592,6491,5093,5075,016
        Louisville, KY618,7332521,7091,961
        Albuquerque, NM560,4471,3804,7966,176
        Las Vegas, NV644,5945162,9183,434
        Oklahoma City, OK649,8216423,0593,701
        Baltimore, MD602,2741,5533,2774,830
        Source: The Baltimore, 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.