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Total crime 52%
Violent crime 51%
Property crime 52%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTaneytown/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime77n/a (estimate)1,1282,0102,346
Murder0n/a0.09.16.5
Rape0n/a0.028.638.4
Robbery0n/a0.0118.573.9
Assault13n/a190.5243.7279.7
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)191400388
Burglary5n/a73.3252.0314.2
Theft59n/a864.61,184.91,398.0
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0172.9246.0
Property crime64n/a (estimate)9381,6101,958

Key findings

  • Taneytown crime rates are 52% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Taneytown are 51% lower than the national average
  • In Taneytown you have a 1 in 89 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Taneytown is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Taneytown has not changed

Taneytown crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Taneytown (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Taneytown for every 100,000 residents. The Taneytown total amount of daily crime is 1.78 times less than the Maryland average and 2.08 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Taneytown, is 2.10 times less than the Maryland average, and it is 2.04 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Taneytown has a daily crime average that is 1.72 times less than the Maryland average and 2.09 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Taneytown (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Taneytown in comparison to other Maryland communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Taneytown safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Taneytown being safer than 76% of cities in Maryland and 62% 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 Taneytown. In conclusion, Taneytown ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Taneytown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Taneytown is 1 in 525
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Taneytown is 1 in 107
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Taneytown is 1 in 89
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Taneytown, Maryland you have a 1 in 525 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 107 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 89 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Taneytown.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Taneytown 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 Taneytown has not changed and the rate of property crime in Taneytown has not changed. The total crime rate in Taneytown has not changed year to year.

      Taneytown police department

      ItemTaneytownMarylandNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)155,343558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.23.33.3
      There are a total of 15 Taneytown police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.9% less than the Maryland average and 32.2% 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
      McSherrystown, PA3,052653297
      Midway, PA1,9071140114
      Bonneauville, PA1,77154163218
      Lake Heritage, PA2,24178329407
      Carroll Valley, PA3,91625509535
      Woodsboro, MD1,108140563703
      Littlestown, PA4,449178601780
      Taneytown, MD6,7551919381,128

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Marion, SC6,7561,2605,0106,270
      Vandalia, IL6,7583901,8012,191
      Lake City, SC6,7511,7124,3276,039
      Ephraim, UT6,751148564711
      Gibsonville, NC6,7592021,1971,398
      Taneytown, MD6,7551919381,128
      Source: The Taneytown, 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.