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Total crime 3%
Violent crime 5%
Property crime 5%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFrederick/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,660n/a (estimate)2,2732,0102,346
Murder2n/a2.79.16.5
Rape37n/a50.728.638.4
Robbery54n/a73.9118.573.9
Assault203n/a278.0243.7279.7
Violent crime296n/a (estimate)405400388
Burglary199n/a272.5252.0314.2
Theft1,112n/a1,522.71,184.91,398.0
Vehicle theft53n/a72.6172.9246.0
Property crime1,364n/a (estimate)1,8681,6101,958

Key findings

  • Frederick crime rates are 3% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Frederick are 5% higher than the national average
  • In Frederick you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Frederick is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Frederick has not changed

Frederick crime map

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The Frederick crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Frederick as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Frederick crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Frederick (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Frederick, MD per 100,000 people. In Frederick, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.13 times more than the Maryland average and 1.03 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Frederick is 1.01 times more than the Maryland average and 1.05 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Frederick has a daily crime rate that is 1.16 times more than the Maryland average and 1.05 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Frederick (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Frederick in comparison to other Maryland communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Frederick safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Frederick being safer than 39% of cities in Maryland and 29% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Maryland cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Frederick. In conclusion, Frederick ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Frederick

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Frederick is 1 in 247
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Frederick is 1 in 54
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Frederick is 1 in 44
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Frederick, Maryland you have a 1 in 247 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 54 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Frederick.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Frederick, MD is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Frederick has not changed, while the property crime rate in Frederick has not changed year over year. Summing up the numbers, Frederick has not changed with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Frederick police department

      ItemFrederickMarylandNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1755,343558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.63.33.3
      There are a total of 175 Frederick police officers. This results in 2.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.5% less than the Maryland average and 19.4% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Boonsboro, MD3,45828445473
      Buckeystown, MD1,075100404505
      Lovettsville, VA2,09668472540
      Adamstown, MD2,521112449561
      New Market, MD1,133117470587
      Point of Rocks, MD1,607123496619
      Myersville, MD1,789128517645
      Frederick, MD68,2294051,8682,273

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mount Vernon, NY68,2175671,3051,873
      St. Charles, MO68,3412681,9122,180
      Waterloo, IA68,3576242,5573,180
      Dothan, AL68,0669784,0845,062
      Jacksonville, NC68,4043412,0612,402
      Frederick, MD68,2294051,8682,273
      Source: The Frederick, 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.