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Most Dangerous Cities in Maryland

Maryland is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, early settlements and population clusters around rivers and other waterways that empty into the Chesapeake Bay. Crime in Maryland generally concentrated in areas high in poverty. Crime as an outgrowth of society, remains a social problem of grave concern. There were 123,439 total crime incidents reported in 2020 compared to 145,815 in 2019, Violent crime decreased by 2022. The crime rate dropped by 15.35 percent in 2020 when compared to 2019. The Violent crime group consists of murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The composition of the property crime group is breaking or entering, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft. Property crime dipped 16.58 percent. Violent crimes involve the element of personal confrontation between the perpetrator and the victim. These offenses are considered more serious than property crimes. Ocean City is the top crime city in Maryland by 2023.

These Violent offenses accounted for 20.22 percent of the total crime cases in 2020, compared to 19.04 percent in 2019. The property crime cases reported during 2020 was more than 3.94 times greater than the total of violent crimes cases. property crimes made up 79.78 percent of the total crime cases in 2020, compared to 80.96 percent in 2019. In 2020, The crime Rate for Maryland was 2,038.36 victims for every 100,000 of population, compared to the 2019 rate of 2,411.89. The 2020 Crime Rate for the Violent Crime was 412.23 victims per 100,000 inhabitants, compared with the 2019 rate of 459.30 with the drop of 10.25 percent.

Murder Statistics in Maryland

In 2020, in this period a total of 573 murders were reported compared to 543 in 2019. Baltimore City recorded with highest murders in the State with 334 in 2020, compared to 348 in 2019, 309 in 2018, 342 in 2017 and 318 in 2016. Prince George's County recorded the second highest with 93 in 2020, 75 in 2019 and 61 in 2018. The victims are 83% are Blacks, 16.93% are Whites, Out of these 50.43% are aged 30 and over, 28.70% are between 22 and 29, 15.48% are between 18 and 21, and 5.22% are below 18 years of age. The weapons involved in murder are, 81% are Firearms, 5.22% are Knifes, and 3.52% are personal weapon.

RankCitiesCountyPopulationViolent CrimesViolent CrimesChangeCrime Rate
2021201920202019 - 2020per 1000 persons
1Ocean CityWorcester69268111006195145.25
2Colmar ManorPrince George's145948934563.74
3Landover HillsPrince George's1642861041863.34
4CambridgeDorchester12239778775-363.32
5OaklandGarrett1806146110-3660.91
6ElktonCecil156391223928-29559.34
7Princess AnneSomerset3535206193-1354.60
8HyattsvillePrince George's183041197873-32447.69
9BaltimoreBaltimore City5885933684927942-890747.47
10CumberlandAllegany191121020862-15845.10
11Seat PleasantPrince George's47611402006042.01
12DentonCaroline45251671882141.55
13SalisburyWicomico3323317441373-37141.31
14HurlockDorchester20158379-439.21
15North EastCecil36481021424038.93
16GreenbeltPrince George's233428368955938.34
17LaPlataCharles9728393371-2238.14
18BladensburgPrince George's9455367360-738.08
19QueenstownQueen Anne's8163630-636.76
20Riverdale ParkPrince George's72292152614636.10
21Chevy Chase VillageMontgomery206752742235.80
22EdmonstonPrince George's149730522234.74
23KensingtonMontgomery209861711033.84
24FruitlandWicomico5362244179-6533.38
25LaurelPrince George's257041010816-19431.75
26Cottage CityPrince George's136128431531.59
27Mount RainierPrince George's8126288255-3331.38
28FederalsburgCaroline26538183231.29
29WilliamsportWashington20899665-3131.12
30Takoma ParkMontgomery178314805305029.72
31HagerstownWashington4013612011177-2429.33
32Clear SpringWashington4791313027.14
33Pocomoke CityWorcester4078109110126.97
34AnnapolisAnne Arundel3931511761046-13026.61
35PerryvilleCecil4428981131525.52
36AberdeenHarford16140446409-3725.34
37Chevy Chase Sector VMontgomery6386161025.08
38BrentwoodPrince George's348566872124.96
39Upper MarlboroPrince George's6751416223.70
40District HeightsPrince George's6010751406523.29
41Forest HeightsPrince George's257433582522.53
42Fairmount HeightsPrince George's15305234-1822.22
43WestminsterCarroll18654643414-22922.19
44MorningsidePrince George's12863628-821.77
45Berwyn HeightsPrince George's32697170-121.41
46KitzmillerGarrett23475-221.37
47HancockWashington15262532720.97
48EastonTalbot16714381350-3120.94
49GaithersburgMontgomery689171180143525520.82
50CrisfieldSomerset254814513720.02
51CheverlyPrince George's6456148129-1919.98
52FunkstownWashington9591718118.77
53North Chevy ChaseMontgomery5912711-1618.61
54FrostburgAllegany8451167156-1118.46
55Mountain Lake ParkGarrett21843337416.94
56Union BridgeCarroll9622116-516.63
57Loch Lynn HeightsGarrett49498-116.19
58ChestertownKent50278481-316.11
59BelairHarford10116196159-3715.72
60RockvilleMontgomery6885611071073-3415.58
61GreensboroCaroline18744929-2015.47
62LeonardtownSt. Mary's39278459-2515.02
63Capitol HeightsPrince George's45377965-1414.33
64Snow HillWorcester20432429514.19
65SomersetMontgomery1090715813.76
66Garrett ParkMontgomery873512713.75
67North BeachCalvert204613281513.69
68New CarrolltonPrince George's12990198177-2113.63
69New WindsorCarroll13993519-1613.58
70LaytonsvilleMontgomery45626413.16
71DelmarWicomico33847144-2713.00
72Havre de GraceHarford14132201182-1912.88
73BowiePrince George's59008954755-19912.79
74SykesvilleCarroll39605748-912.12
75Indian HeadCharles38228846-4212.04
76AccidentGarrett33524211.94
77BrunswickFrederick656214073-6711.12
78GlenardenPrince George's61775867910.85
79Chesapeake BeachCalvert60587563-1210.40
80Chevy ChaseMontgomery29732230810.09
81Mt. AiryCarroll947612295-2710.03
82BerlinWorcester49146048-129.77
83Glen EchoMontgomery3093309.71
84Chevy Chase Sector IIIMontgomery732107-39.56
85Deer ParkGarrett429174-139.32
86GrantsvilleGarrett862108-29.28
87RidgelyCaroline16594615-319.04
88Rising SunCecil27803625-118.99
89BoonsboroWashington36772333108.97
90CeciltonCecil6713638.94
91CentrevilleQueen Anne's5026434418.75
92Martin's AdditionMontgomery1043159-68.63
93University ParkPrince George's26393121-107.96
94FriendsvilleGarrett5642427.09
95SmithsburgWashington29722520-56.73
96ThurmontFrederick69775944-156.31
97TaneytownCarroll68247743-346.30
98Chevy Chase ViewMontgomery101776-15.90
99SharpsburgWashington78474-35.10
100CharlestownCecil11984625.01
101HampsteadCarroll64103829-94.52
102PoolesvilleMontgomery51913123-84.43
103WalkersvilleFrederick61793418-162.91
104KeedysvilleWashington107043-12.80
105Port DepositCecil76372-52.62
106ManchesterCarroll4855111102.27
107WillardsWicomico8861212.26
108FrederickFrederick730411710156-15542.14
109PittsvilleWicomico1547113-81.94
110EmmittsburgFrederick32436601.85
111Rock HallKent1270102-81.57
112Chesapeake CityCecil69131-21.45
113MiddletownFrederick460995-41.08
114HebronWicomico111081-70.90

Top 10 most dangerous cities in Maryland by 2022

The Top 10 most dangerous cities in Maryland by 2023 are:
Baltimore

Baltimore is a great place to live, also it is popular for poverty and high crime rates. Baltimore population is 588,593 in 2020. There are 27,942 offenses in 2020, 36,849 in 2019. It is the ninth most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 47.47 per 1000 residents. The most dangerous neighbourhoods in Baltimore are West Baltimore, Cherry Hill, Brooklyn-Curtis Bay, Fairfield Area, Greenmount East, Madison-Eastend, Pulaski, Greater Rosemont, Grove Park and Orangeville. Baltimore recorded 334 Homicides, 324 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 11,319 Larceny, 3,122 Motor vehicle theft, 3,418 Robbery and 62.61 Burglary. Baltimore crime rate decreased from 62.61 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 47.47 in 2020.

Frederick

Frederick population is 73,041 in 2020. There are 156 in 2020, 1710 in 2019, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 2.14 per 1000 residents.Frederick crime rate increased from 23.41 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 2.14 in 2020. Frederick recorded zero Homicides, 1 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 103 Larceny, 5 Motor vehicle theft, 2 Robbery, 23.41 Burglary.

Gaithersburg

Gaithersburg population is 68,917 in 2020. There are 1,435 in 2020, 1180 in 2019. It is among the forty-ninth most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 20.82 per 1000 residents.Gaithersburg crime rate increased from 17.12 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 20.82 in 2020. Gaithersburg recorded 1 Homicides, 34 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 1,080 Larceny, 81 Motor vehicle theft, 33 Robbery, 17.12 Burglary.

Rockville

Rockville population is 68,856 in 2020. There are 1,073 in 2020, 1107 in 2019. It is among the sixtieth most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 15.58 per 1000 residents.Rockville crime rate increased from 16.08 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 15.58 in 2020. Rockville recorded 2 Homicides, 34 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 806 Larceny, 62 Motor vehicle theft, 31 Robbery, 16.08 Burglary.

Bowie

Bowie population is 59,008 in 2020. There are 755 in 2020, 954 in 2019. It is among the seventh-third most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 12.79 per 1000 residents.Bowie crime rate increased from 16.17 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 12.79 in 2020. Bowie recorded 1 Homicides, 11 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 560 Larceny, 53 Motor vehicle theft, 18 Robbery, 16.17 Burglary.

Hagerstown

Hagerstown population is 40,136 in 2020. There are 1,177 in 2020, 1201 in 2019. It is among the thirty-first most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 29.33 per 1000 residents.Hagerstown crime rate increased from 29.92 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 29.33 in 2020. Hagerstown recorded 6 Homicides, 25 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 647 Larceny, 98 Motor vehicle theft, 73 Robbery, 29.92 Burglary.

Annapolis

Annapolis population is 39,315 in 2020. There are 1,046 in 2020, 1176 in 2019. It is among the thirty-fourth most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 26.61 per 1000 residents.Annapolis crime rate increased from 29.91 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 26.61 in 2020. Annapolis recorded 6 Homicides, 19 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 625 Larceny, 60 Motor vehicle theft, 51 Robbery, 29.91 Burglary.

Salisbury

Salisbury population is 33,233 in 2020. There are 1,373 in 2020, 1744 in 2019. It is among the thirteenth most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 41.31 per 1000 residents.Salisbury crime rate increased from 52.48 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 41.31 in 2020. Salisbury recorded 1 Homicides, 25 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 864 Larceny, 48 Motor vehicle theft, 64 Robbery, 52.48 Burglary.

Laurel

Laurel population is 25,704 in 2020. There are 816 in 2020, 1010 in 2019. It is among the twenty-fifth most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 31.75 per 1000 residents.Laurel crime rate increased from 39.29 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 31.75 in 2020. Laurel recorded zero Homicides, 11 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 604 Larceny, 65 Motor vehicle theft, 35 Robbery, 39.29 Burglary.

Greenbelt

Greenbelt population is 23,342 in 2020. There are 895 in 2020, 836 in 2019. It is among the sixteenth most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 38.34 per 1000 residents.Greenbelt crime rate increased from 35.82 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 38.34 in 2020. Greenbelt recorded 3 Homicides, 10 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 613 Larceny, 69 Motor vehicle theft, 54 Robbery, 35.82 Burglary.

Ocean City

Ocean City population is 6,926 in 2020. There are 1,006 in 2020, 811 in 2019. It is the most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 145.25 per 1000 residents.Ocean City crime rate increased from 117.10 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 145.25 in 2020. Ocean City recorded zero Homicides, 18 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 699 Larceny, 16 Motor vehicle theft, 31 Robbery, 117.10 Burglary.

Elkton

Elkton population is 15,639 in 2020. There are 928 in 2020, 1223 in 2019. It is among the sixth most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 59.34 per 1000 residents.Elkton crime rate increased from 78.20 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 59.34 in 2020. Elkton recorded zero Homicides, 13 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 647 Larceny, 48 Motor vehicle theft, 22 Robbery, 78.20 Burglary.

Hyattsville

Hyattsville population is 18,304 in 2020. There are 873 in 2020, 1197 in 2019. It is among the eighth most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 47.69 per 1000 residents.Hyattsville crime rate increased from 65.40 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 47.69 in 2020. Hyattsville recorded zero Homicides, 4 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 633 Larceny, 65 Motor vehicle theft, 45 Robbery, 65.40 Burglary.

Cambridge

Cambridge population is 12,239 in 2020. There are 775 in 2020, 778 in 2019. It is among the fourth most dangerous cities in Maryland in 2022, Violent crime occur at the rate of about 63.32 per 1000 residents.Cambridge crime rate increased from 63.57 per 1,000 residents in 2019 to 63.32 in 2020. Cambridge recorded 3 Homicides, 6 Rape cases, and in the crime against property there were 443 Larceny, 44 Motor vehicle theft, 35 Robbery, 63.57 Burglary.

Maryland Offenses(Crime/Property/Social) in 2021

Below are the Maryland Offenses in 2021, detailed by Violent and Property Crimes, Violent cases include Assault, Homicides, Sex Offences, Rape, Arson, Motor Vehicle Theft, Robbery, Drug and Narcotic cases. Property Crimes in Maryland include Burglary, Breaking, Property Vandalism, Arson, Motor Vehicle Theft and other offenses.

Rank (Crime)CitiesPopulation (2020)Violent CrimeHomicideRapeRobbery AssaultBurglaryLarcenyMotor Vehicle Theft
9Baltimore588,59327,9423343243,4185,3264,09911,3193,122
108Frederick73,04115601212331035
49Gaithersburg68,9171,435134331031031,08081
60Rockville68,8561,07323431479180662
73Bowie59,00875511118446856053
31Hagerstown40,1361,1776257312620264798
34Annapolis39,3151,0466195117610962560
13Salisbury33,2331,3731256421615586448
25Laurel25,70481601135604160465
16Greenbelt23,34289531054757161369
10Cumberland19,112862163411018351117
43Westminster18,6544141310224632210
8Hyattsville18,3048730445497763365
30Takoma Park17,8315302827243440233
48Easton16,714350010969482104
36Aberdeen16,1404090623784323326
6Elkton15,639928013221188064748
72Havre de Grace14,13218201212141476
68New Carrollton12,990177119181910623
4Cambridge12,23977536351489644344
59Belair10,1161590469111263
17LaPlata9,7283710616421627318
81Mt. Airy9,4769510067810
18Bladensburg9,4553600318422223045
54Frostburg8,45115601212331035
27Mount Rainier8,1262550232211715231
20Riverdale Park7,2292610016162019019
96Thurmont6,97744011104262
1Ocean City6,9261,0060183111712569916
97Taneytown6,8244300175291
77Brunswick6,56273000147511
51Cheverly6,45612901718107617
101Hampstead6,4102901024211
103Walkersville6,1791800052110
78Glenarden6,17767105424114
79Chesapeake Beach6,05863011128383
40District Heights6,010140131112266522
24Fruitland5,3621790211641551
102Poolesville5,1912302236100
58Chestertown5,027810151212492
91Centreville5,0264400153332
82Berlin4,9144800154380
106Manchester4,855110000290
11Seat Pleasant4,761200002917208648
113Middletown4,60951003010
63Capitol Heights4,537650351172712
12Denton4,5251880121691582
35Perryville4,428113001813901
33Pocomoke City4,078110150611852
74Sykesville3,960480001112241
62Leonardtown3,92759020311403
75Indian Head3,82246012147184
89Boonsboro3,6773302082210
15North East3,64814200118191004
7Princess Anne3,53519305636241184
38Brentwood3,485870163105017
71Delmar3,3844400778211
45Berwyn Heights3,2697000415546
110Emmitsburg3,24360003030
80Chevy Chase2,9733000000264
95Smithsburg2,9722000021152
88Rising Sun2,7802500154141
28Federalsburg2,6538302014104611
93University Park2,6392100002172
41Forest Heights2,57458006562615
50Crisfield2,5485100149316
55Mountain Lake Park2,1843700164251
23Kensington2,0987102106611
29Williamsport2,089651301718233
21Chevy Chase Village2,0677400008624
67North Beach2,0462801247131
64Snow Hill2,0432901012961
14Hurlock2,01579010214548
61Greensboro1,8742902136161
5Oakland1,80611001076915
87Ridgely1,6591500002121
3Landover Hills1,642104006586916
109Pittsville1,54730000111
42Fairmount Heights1,53034014510122
47Hancock1,5263201021271
22Edmonston1,49752202612714
2Colmar Manor1,4599300274773
69New Windsor1,3991900005140
26Cottage City1,3614300327229
44Morningside1,2862800134182
111Rock Hall1,27020000110
100Charlestown1,19860002220
114Hebron1,11010000010
65Somerset1,0901500002103
104Keedysville1,07030001020
92Martin's Addition1,04390110142
98Chevy Chase View1,01760000150
56Union Bridge962160101590
52Funkstown9591800033111
107Willards88620000020
66Garrett Park8731200000120
86Grantsville86281101320
19Queenstown8163000001290
99Sharpsburg78440000202
105Port Deposit76320000020
84Chevy Chase Sector III73270010060
112Chesapeake City69110000010
39Upper Marlboro6751600012130
90Cecilton67160000051
37Chevy Chase Sector V6381601003102
53North Chevy Chase5911100000101
94Friendsville56440001030
57Loch Lynn Heights49480001160
32Clear Spring479130103360
70Laytonsville45660200310
85Deer Park42940001210
76Accident33540002110
83Glen Echo30930000030
46Kitzmiller23450003110

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