Reported Annual Crime In West Ocean City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Ocean City/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,702 (estimate)2,7232,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Ocean City/100k peopleMaryland/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a9.05.3
Rapen/an/an/a27.941.7
Robberyn/an/an/a185.198.0
Assaultn/an/an/a278.2248.9
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)313 (estimate)500383
Burglaryn/an/an/a388.4430.4
Theftn/an/an/a1,609.71,694.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a224.2237.4
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,389 (estimate)2,2222,362
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The West Ocean City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in West 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 West Ocean City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Ocean City is 38% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.66 daily crimes that occur in West Ocean City.
  • West Ocean City is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Ocean City you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Ocean City has decreased by 4%.

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Ocean City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Ocean City is 1 in 320
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Ocean City is 1 in 72
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Ocean City is 1 in 59

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

West Ocean City police department

ItemWest Ocean CityMarylandNational
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
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
Berlin, MD4,538431,8371,880
Dagsboro, DE9314472,3462,793
Selbyville, DE2,2685272,2712,798
West Ocean City, MD4,1993131,3891,702

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Springville, AL4,1996541,4722,126
Northwoods, MO4,1993382,7793,117
North East, PA4,1992551,3451,600
West Reading, PA4,1986724,2464,917
Pilot Point, TX4,202116858974
West Ocean City, MD4,1993131,3891,702
Source: The West 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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