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Total crime 322%
Violent crime 732%
Property crime 252%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsWest Baltimore/100k peopleBaltimore/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime38,31710,900 (estimate)6,3292,5022,580
Murder309n/a51.08.15.0
Rape361n/a59.632.842.6
Robbery5,066n/a836.8160.886.2
Assault5,364n/a886.0267.0246.8
Violent crime11,1003,167 (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 crime27,2177,733 (estimate)4,4952,0332,200

Key findings

  • West Baltimore crime rates are 322% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Baltimore are 732% higher than the national average
  • In West Baltimore you have a 1 in 10 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Baltimore is safer than 6% of the cities in Maryland
  • Year over year crime in Baltimore has decreased by 9%

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      Daily Crime In West Baltimore (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Baltimore

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Baltimore is 1 in 32
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Baltimore is 1 in 13
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Baltimore is 1 in 10

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

      Baltimore police department

      ItemWest BaltimoreBaltimoreMaryland
      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.

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      Fulton, MD3,09789387477
      Gambrills, MD2,613105455560
      Konterra, MD2,571172747919
      Hampton, MD4,830180778958
      Fairwood, MD5,756181783964
      Pleasant Hills, MD3,557184797981
      Scaggsville, MD8,9751888151,004
      Baltimore, MD621,0001,8334,4956,329

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      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 West Baltimore, 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.