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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 60%
Property crime 68%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; 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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharlestown/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)782 (estimate)2,0102,346
Murdern/an/an/a9.16.5
Rapen/an/an/a28.638.4
Robberyn/an/an/a118.573.9
Assaultn/an/an/a243.7279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)156 (estimate)400388
Burglaryn/an/an/a252.0314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,184.91,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a172.9246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)626 (estimate)1,6101,958

Key findings

  • Charlestown crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Charlestown are 60% lower than the national average
  • In Charlestown you have a 1 in 128 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Charlestown is safer than 66% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Charlestown has decreased by 16%

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      Daily Crime In Charlestown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Charlestown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Charlestown is 1 in 643
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charlestown is 1 in 160
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Charlestown is 1 in 128

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

      Charlestown police department

      ItemCharlestownMarylandNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a5,343558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.33.3

      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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      North Star, DE7,567152688840
      Townsend, DE2,320152690842
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      Cecilton, MD1,0362028131,015
      Rising Sun, MD2,8132148221,036
      Pike Creek, DE8,4661958871,082
      Havre de Grace, MD13,5052591,1881,447
      Charlestown, MD1,248156626782

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      Sand Point, AK1,2483851,0391,424
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      Lyons, OR1,2481251,1421,267
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      Charlestown, MD1,248156626782
      Source: The Charlestown, MD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.