Annual Crime In Baltimore (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaltimore/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime38,317n/a (estimate)6,3292,5022,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBaltimore/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder309n/a51.08.15.0
Rape361n/a59.632.842.6
Robbery5,066n/a836.8160.886.2
Assault5,364n/a886.0267.0246.8
Violent crime11,100n/a (estimate)1,833469381
Burglary6,048n/a999.0312.6376.0
Theft16,794n/a2,773.91,519.81,594.6
Vehicle theft4,375n/a722.6200.9228.9
Property crime27,217n/a (estimate)4,4952,0332,200

Key findings

  • Baltimore crime rates are 145% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Baltimore are 382% higher than the national average
  • In Baltimore you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Baltimore is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Baltimore has decreased by 4%

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Compare Baltimore, MD Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Baltimore (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Baltimore, MD is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Baltimore are 2.53 times more than the Maryland average and 2.45 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Baltimore are 3.91 times more than than Maryland and 4.82 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Baltimore are 2.21 times more than than Maryland and 2.04 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Baltimore (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Baltimore, MD compared to other areas of Maryland, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it shows that Baltimore is safer than 3% of Maryland cities, and 2% 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 55
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Baltimore is 1 in 23
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Baltimore is 1 in 16
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Baltimore, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 55. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 23 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 16.

      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 increased by 3%, while the property crime rate in Baltimore has decreased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Baltimore has decreased by 4% year over year.

      Baltimore police department

      ItemBaltimoreMarylandNational
      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

      StateTotal offendersMaryland /100KNational /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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Gambrills, MD2,613105455560
      Hampton, MD4,830180778958
      Fairwood, MD5,756181783964
      Pleasant Hills, MD3,557184797981
      Scaggsville, MD8,9751888151,004
      Kingsville, MD4,4292119141,125
      Severna Park, MD38,5142139251,138
      Baltimore, MD621,0001,8334,4956,329

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Portland, OR620,5895205,4605,980
      Oklahoma City, OK620,0158674,0284,895
      Las Vegas, NV613,2956052,8383,443
      Louisville, KY611,5732502,3152,565
      Milwaukee, WI598,6721,4132,9724,385
      Baltimore, MD621,0001,8334,4956,329
      Source: The Baltimore, MD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.