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Total crime 61%
Violent crime 50%
Property crime 63%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHighland/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,011 (estimate)2,5022,580
Murdern/an/an/a8.15.0
Rapen/an/an/a32.842.6
Robberyn/an/an/a160.886.2
Assaultn/an/an/a267.0246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)189 (estimate)469381
Burglaryn/an/an/a312.6376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,519.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a200.9228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)821 (estimate)2,0332,200

Key findings

  • Highland crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Highland are 50% lower than the national average
  • In Highland you have a 1 in 99 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Highland is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Highland has decreased by 8%

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The Highland crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Highland 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 Highland crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Highland (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Highland

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Highland is 1 in 528
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Highland is 1 in 122
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Highland is 1 in 99

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

      Highland police department

      ItemHighlandMarylandNational
      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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      Source: The Highland, 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.