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Crime rate in Baltimore, Maryland (MD): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Baltimore, MD compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Baltimore, MD

The 2018 crime rate in Baltimore, MD was 817 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 3.0 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 99.1% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Baltimore crime rate fell by 11% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 309 - a decrease of 33 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Baltimore has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Baltimore, MD is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Baltimore:

816.7
Laurel:

313.8
Sykesville:

238.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Baltimore by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
269
(42.0)
276
(43.3)
282
(45.2)
234
(36.9)
238
(37.3)
223
(34.8)
196
(31.3)
218
(34.9)
233
(37.4)
211
(33.8)
344
(55.4)
318
(51.4)
342
(55.8)
309
(51.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
162
(25.3)
138
(21.6)
146
(23.4)
137
(21.6)
158
(24.7)
265
(41.4)
341
(54.4)
315
(50.4)
298
(47.9)
245
(39.3)
287
(46.2)
299
(48.4)
382
(62.3)
361
(59.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,910
(609.9)
4,229
(663.3)
3,895
(624.0)
4,026
(634.5)
3,707
(580.3)
3,336
(521.3)
3,457
(551.5)
3,605
(576.4)
3,734
(599.7)
3,677
(589.7)
4,313
(694.2)
5,236
(846.7)
5,879
(958.7)
5,066
(836.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6,907
(1,077)
6,173
(968.2)
5,859
(938.6)
5,683
(895.6)
5,561
(870.6)
5,492
(858.2)
4,891
(780.3)
4,651
(743.6)
4,460
(716.3)
4,213
(675.7)
4,598
(740.1)
5,157
(833.9)
5,827
(950.2)
5,364
(886.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7,338
(1,145)
7,608
(1,193)
7,381
(1,182)
7,832
(1,234)
7,798
(1,221)
7,573
(1,183)
8,615
(1,374)
7,770
(1,242)
7,391
(1,187)
6,926
(1,111)
7,757
(1,249)
7,375
(1,193)
8,041
(1,311)
6,048
(998.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
19,691
(3,071)
18,451
(2,894)
16,742
(2,682)
17,230
(2,715)
16,741
(2,621)
16,298
(2,547)
17,010
(2,714)
17,397
(2,781)
18,946
(3,043)
18,008
(2,888)
17,658
(2,842)
16,855
(2,726)
17,008
(2,774)
16,794
(2,774)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6,212
(969.0)
6,262
(982.2)
5,816
(931.7)
5,508
(868.0)
4,624
(723.9)
4,409
(689.0)
4,199
(669.9)
3,982
(636.6)
4,452
(715.0)
4,486
(719.5)
5,526
(889.5)
5,317
(859.8)
5,171
(843.3)
4,375
(722.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
422
(65.8)
428
(67.1)
407
(65.2)
430
(67.8)
347
(54.3)
321
(50.2)
307
(49.0)
242
(38.7)
277
(44.5)
213
(34.2)
260
(41.9)
259
(41.9)
261
(42.6)
138
(22.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)783.1774.4748.6724.9690.7670.7685.9680.8698.3662.0776.3823.6909.2816.7

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 1,708 registered sex offenders living in Baltimore, Maryland as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Baltimore is 360 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Baltimore, MD?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Baltimore:

1,023.1
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Baltimore:

1,128.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Baltimore:

991.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Baltimore:

874.1
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Baltimore:

739.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Baltimore:

780.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Baltimore:

780.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Baltimore:

782.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Baltimore:

800.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Baltimore:

824.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Baltimore:

860.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Baltimore:

895.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Baltimore:

924.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Baltimore:

952.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Baltimore:

851.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Baltimore:

805.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Baltimore:

934.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Baltimore:

446.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Baltimore:

527.4
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Baltimore:

503.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Baltimore:

525.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Baltimore:

474.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Baltimore:

496.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Baltimore:

483.0
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Baltimore:

511.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Baltimore:

467.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Baltimore:

483.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Baltimore:

512.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Baltimore:

510.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Baltimore:

530.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Baltimore:

527.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Baltimore:

493.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Baltimore:

492.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Baltimore:

516.7
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2,935 (2,488 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.11
Maryland average:

2.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 2,937 (2,516 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.10
Maryland average:

2.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2,908 (2,512 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.06
Maryland average:

2.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2,960 (2,646 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.26
Maryland average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 3,156 (2,779 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.46
Maryland average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3,220 (2,829 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.54
Maryland average:

3.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3,342 (2,962 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.74
Maryland average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3,470 (2,931 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.68
Maryland average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 3,503 (2,960 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.63
Maryland average:

2.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 3,586 (3,013 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.72
Maryland average:

2.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 3,678 (2,998 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.72
Maryland average:

2.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 3,684 (2,963 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.75
Maryland average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 3,712 (2,974 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.57
Maryland average:

2.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 3,663 (3,034 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.66
Maryland average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 3,676 (3,161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.85
Maryland average:

2.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 3,789 (3,275 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.03
Maryland average:

2.77

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Baltimore, MD
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 21201, 21202, 21205, 21206, 21207, 21208, 21209, 21210, 21211, 21212, 21213, 21214, 21215, 21216, 21217, 21218, 21222, 21223, 21224, 21225, 21226, 21230, 21231, 21234, 21236, 21237, 21239, 21251.