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Total crime 160%
Violent crime 413%
Property crime 114%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleBaltimore/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime36,8496,463 (estimate)6,1702,4042,489
Murder348n/a58.39.05.0
Rape324n/a54.231.642.6
Robbery4,856n/a813.1152.281.6
Assault5,573n/a933.1261.3250.2
Violent crime11,1011,947 (estimate)1,859454379
Burglary5,414n/a906.5278.9340.5
Theft16,395n/a2,745.11,485.01,549.5
Vehicle theft3,939n/a659.5186.2219.9
Property crime25,7484,516 (estimate)4,3111,9502,110

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 160% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 413% higher than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 37% of the cities in Maryland
  • Year over year crime in Baltimore has decreased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 23
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 16

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

      Baltimore police department

      ItemDowntownBaltimoreMaryland
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a3,3425,343
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a5.33.3

      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, MD2,613102436538
      Hampton, MD4,830174746920
      Fairwood, MD5,756175751926
      Pleasant Hills, MD3,557178765943
      Scaggsville, MD8,975182782964
      Kingsville, MD4,4292048771,081
      Severna Park, MD38,5142068871,093
      Baltimore, MD621,0001,8594,3116,170

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Portland, OR620,5895455,2035,748
      Oklahoma City, OK620,0157224,0924,814
      Las Vegas, NV613,2955312,7723,303
      Louisville, KY611,5736873,8914,578
      Milwaukee, WI598,6721,3322,5553,887
      Baltimore, MD621,0001,8594,3116,170
      Source: The Downtown, Baltimore, MD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.