Reported Annual Crime In Capitol Heights

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 peopleCapitol Heights/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime70n/a (estimate)1,5262,5022,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCapitol Heights/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.15.0
Rape1n/a21.832.842.6
Robbery6n/a130.8160.886.2
Assault12n/a261.6267.0246.8
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)414469381
Burglary14n/a305.2312.6376.0
Theft21n/a457.81,519.81,594.6
Vehicle theft16n/a348.8200.9228.9
Property crime51n/a (estimate)1,1122,0332,200
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Capitol Heights, MD. The total number of reported crimes in Capitol Heights, MD is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Capitol Heights, MD crime rate is 39% lower than the Maryland average and is 41% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Capitol Heights, MD has a violent crime rate that is 12% lower than the Maryland average and 9% higher than the national average. For property crime, Capitol Heights, MD is 45% lower than the Maryland average and 49% lower than the national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Capitol Heights is 41% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.18 daily crimes that occur in Capitol Heights.
  • Capitol Heights is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Capitol Heights you have a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Capitol Heights has increased by 31%.

Compare Capitol Heights, MD Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Capitol Heights (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Capitol Heights, MD is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Maryland and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Capitol Heights, MD are 1.64 times less than the Maryland average and 1.69 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Capitol Heights, MD are 1.13 times less than than Maryland and 1.09 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Capitol Heights, MD are 1.83 times less than than Maryland and 1.98 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Capitol Heights (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Capitol Heights, MD compared to every other city in Maryland as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Capitol Heights, MD ranks safer than 66% of every city located within Maryland along with 55% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Maryland and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Capitol Heights, MD. As a result, Capitol Heights, MD is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Capitol Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Capitol Heights is 1 in 242
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Capitol Heights is 1 in 90
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Capitol Heights is 1 in 66
      Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Capitol Heights, MD? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Capitol Heights, MD, you have a 1 in 242 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 90. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Capitol Heights, MD is 1 in 66.

      Year Over Year Crime In Capitol Heights (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Capitol Heights, MD is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Capitol Heights, MD has increased by 13% and the rate of property crime in Capitol Heights, MD has increased by 39%. The total crime rate in Capitol Heights, MD has increased by 31% year to year.

      Capitol Heights police department

      ItemCapitol HeightsMarylandNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)85,343558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.83.33.3
      There are a total of 8 Capitol Heights police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.7% less than the Maryland average and 44.3% less 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
      Cabin John, MD1,95866285351
      Garrett Park, MD1,05866285351
      Somerset, MD1,21566285351
      Kensington, MD2,11174319392
      Chevy Chase town, MD2,94874319392
      Brookmont, MD3,81089387477
      Hayfield, VA4,45352433485
      Capitol Heights, MD4,4894141,1121,526

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Oconto, WI4,488451,6061,651
      Fayette, AL4,4912321,9712,203
      Mount Vernon, IA4,487135721857
      Byram, CT4,48754437490
      Marietta-Alderwood, WA4,4922162,0402,256
      Capitol Heights, MD4,4894141,1121,526
      Source: The Capitol Heights, 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.