Reported Annual Crime In Ocean City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOcean City/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,132n/a (estimate)16,2132,7232,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOcean City/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a14.39.05.3
Rape19n/a272.127.941.7
Robbery32n/a458.3185.198.0
Assault55n/a787.7278.2248.9
Violent crime107n/a (estimate)1,533500383
Burglary113n/a1,618.4388.4430.4
Theft894n/a12,804.41,609.71,694.4
Vehicle theft18n/a257.8224.2237.4
Property crime1,025n/a (estimate)14,6812,2222,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Ocean City, MD. These figures on reported criminal activity in Ocean City, 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 Ocean City, MD is 496% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Maryland, and when compared with the national average, is 491% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Ocean City, MD has 206% higher than violent crime rate than Maryland average, while remaining 300% higher than the national average. In property crime, Ocean City, MD is 561% higher than the average of Maryland and is 521% higher than the national average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Ocean City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Ocean City is 491% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 44.42 daily crimes that occur in Ocean City.
  • Ocean City is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Ocean City you have a 1 in 7 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Ocean City has increased by 824%.

Compare Ocean City, MD Crime To Other Cities

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

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Ocean City, MD for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Maryland as well as those across America as a whole. The Ocean City, MD total amount of daily offenses is 5.96 times more than the Maryland average and 5.91 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Ocean City, MD is 3.06 times more than the Maryland average, and it is 4.00 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Ocean City, MD has a daily crime figure that is 6.61 times more than the Maryland average and 6.21 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Ocean City (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Ocean City, MD compared to every other city in Maryland as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Ocean City, MD ranks safer than 0% of every city located within Maryland along with 0% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Ocean City, MD. As a result, Ocean City, MD is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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 66
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ocean City is 1 in 7
The chance of being a victim of crime in Ocean City is 1 in 7
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Ocean City, MD? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Ocean City, MD, you have a 1 in 66 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 7. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Ocean City, MD is 1 in 7.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Ocean City, MD is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Ocean City, MD has increased by 430% and the rate of property crime in Ocean City, MD has increased by 901%. The total crime rate in Ocean City, MD has increased by 824% 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
Maryland8,157149222
There are a total of 8,157 sex offenders in Maryland. This yields a total of 149 sex offenders in Maryland per 100,000 residents which is 33% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ocean Pines, MD11,676171669840
Millville, DE1,611147794941
Frankford, DE8401031,3421,445
Ocean View, DE2,0871891,2751,464
West Ocean City, MD4,1993131,3891,702
Berlin, MD4,538431,8371,880
Dagsboro, DE9314472,3462,793
Ocean City, MD7,0411,53314,68116,213

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Schriever, LA7,0415403,2653,805
Pacific, WA7,042831,9562,039
Huntingdon, PA7,0425021,0751,577
Savannah, TN7,0431,0827,3768,458
Perry, FL7,0391,2343,3194,553
Ocean City, MD7,0411,53314,68116,213
Source: The Ocean City, MD crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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