Reported Annual Crime In District 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 peopleDistrict Heights/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime50n/a (estimate)8252,5022,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDistrict Heights/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.15.0
Rape0n/a0.032.842.6
Robbery6n/a99.0160.886.2
Assault10n/a165.0267.0246.8
Violent crime16n/a (estimate)264469381
Burglary13n/a214.5312.6376.0
Theft16n/a263.91,519.81,594.6
Vehicle theft5n/a82.5200.9228.9
Property crime34n/a (estimate)5612,0332,200
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in District Heights, MD. These figures on reported criminal activity in District Heights, MD, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in District Heights, MD is 67% lower than the average of the whole of the state of Maryland, and when compared with the national average, is 68% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, District Heights, MD has 44% lower than violent crime rate than Maryland average, while remaining 31% lower than the national average. In property crime, District Heights, MD is 72% lower than the average of Maryland and is 75% lower than the national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in District Heights is 68% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.26 daily crimes that occur in District Heights.
  • District Heights is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States.
  • In District Heights you have a 1 in 122 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in District Heights has decreased by 27%.

Compare District Heights, MD Crime To Other Cities

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

      The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in District Heights, MD on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Maryland. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in District Heights, MD (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Maryland state wide, are 3.03 times less than the state average and 3.13 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in District Heights, MD on a daily bases are 1.78 times less than than Maryland average and 1.44 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in District Heights, MD are 3.63 times less than the daily state average and 3.92 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is District Heights (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Maryland and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is District Heights, MD? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that District Heights, MD has been ranked safer than 39% of other cities in the state of Maryland. In addition, District Heights, MD is safer than 33% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Maryland and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than District Heights, MD. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that District Heights, MD is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in District Heights

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in District Heights is 1 in 379
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in District Heights is 1 in 179
      The chance of being a victim of crime in District Heights is 1 in 122
      Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in District Heights, MD? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In District Heights, MD you have a 1 in 379 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 179 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 122 chance of becoming a victim of crime in District Heights, MD.

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

      A good indicator of whether District Heights, MD is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in District Heights, MD has decreased by 29%, while the property crime rate in District Heights, MD has decreased by 26% year over year. The number of total crimes in District Heights, MD has decreased by 27% year over year.

      District Heights police department

      ItemDistrict HeightsMarylandNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)105,343558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.33.3
      There are a total of 10 District Heights police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 49.6% less than the Maryland average and 48.3% 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

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      Cabin John, MD1,95866285351
      Somerset, MD1,21566285351
      Garrett Park, MD1,05866285351
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      Kensington, MD2,11174319392
      Brookmont, MD3,81089387477
      Hayfield, VA4,45352433485
      District Heights, MD5,951264561825

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      Lake Mathews, CA5,9563952,1022,496
      District Heights, MD5,951264561825
      Source: The District 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.