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Total crime 410%
Violent crime 214%
Property crime 444%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOcean City/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime915n/a (estimate)13,1652,5022,580
Murder0n/a0.08.15.0
Rape5n/a71.932.842.6
Robbery14n/a201.4160.886.2
Assault64n/a920.9267.0246.8
Violent crime83n/a (estimate)1,194469381
Burglary114n/a1,640.3312.6376.0
Theft701n/a10,086.31,519.81,594.6
Vehicle theft17n/a244.6200.9228.9
Property crime832n/a (estimate)11,9712,0332,200

Key findings

  • Ocean City crime rates are 410% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ocean City are 214% higher than the national average
  • In Ocean City you have a 1 in 8 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ocean City is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ocean City has decreased by 19%

Ocean City crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Ocean City (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Ocean City for every 100,000 residents. The Ocean City total amount of daily crime is 5.26 times more than the Maryland average and 5.10 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Ocean City, is 2.55 times more than the Maryland average, and it is 3.14 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Ocean City has a daily crime average that is 5.89 times more than the Maryland average and 5.44 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Ocean City (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Ocean City to every other city in Maryland, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Ocean City safe? The gauges above illustrate that Ocean City is safer than 0% of every city located within Maryland along with 1% 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. As a result, Ocean City, MD is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ocean City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ocean City is 1 in 84
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ocean City is 1 in 9
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ocean City is 1 in 8
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Ocean City? In Ocean City, you have a 1 in 84 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 9. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Ocean City, MD is 1 in 8.

      Year Over Year Crime In Ocean City (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Ocean City is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Ocean City has decreased by 22% and the rate of property crime in Ocean City has decreased by 18%. The total crime rate in Ocean City has decreased by 19% year to year.

      Ocean City police department

      ItemOcean CityMarylandNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1205,343558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents16.73.33.3
      There are a total of 120 Ocean City police officers. This results in 16.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 401.2% greater than the Maryland average and 414.1% greater 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
      Ocean Pines, MD11,676114425539
      Millville, DE1,611138756894
      Fenwick Island, DE3981719391,110
      Ocean View, DE2,087931,1181,212
      South Bethany, DE42401,3491,349
      Berlin, MD4,538431,4811,524
      West Ocean City, MD4,1992931,2711,564
      Ocean City, MD7,0411,19411,97113,165

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Schriever, LA7,0415223,1773,698
      Pacific, WA7,0421511,4721,623
      Huntingdon, PA7,0423171,1661,483
      Perry, FL7,0391,2993,7255,025
      Savannah, TN7,0431,1627,1048,266
      Ocean City, MD7,0411,19411,97113,165
      Source: The Ocean City, 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.