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


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

Crime rate in Bel Air, MD

The 2022 crime rate in Bel Air, MD is 152 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 64.9% U.S. cities. The 2022 Bel Air crime rate rose by 20% compared to 2020. In the last 5 years Bel Air has seen decline of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Bel Air, MD is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Bel Air:

152.4
Aberdeen:

264.0
Havre de Grace:

121.7
Perryville:

5.4
Rising Sun:

70.7
Baltimore:

656.6
North East:

134.4
Oxford:

109.2
Chestertown:

167.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Bel Air by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(30.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
2
(19.4)
2
(19.3)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.8)
1
(9.9)
2
(19.9)
2
(19.9)
4
(39.5)
1
(9.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
11
(112.0)
11
(108.7)
7
(68.5)
4
(38.9)
11
(106.7)
5
(48.4)
11
(106.8)
9
(88.2)
11
(108.8)
10
(99.7)
5
(49.8)
6
(59.3)
7
(65.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
49
(498.8)
33
(326.1)
43
(420.9)
34
(330.6)
34
(329.6)
23
(222.5)
8
(77.7)
12
(117.6)
15
(148.4)
11
(109.7)
14
(139.6)
9
(89.0)
11
(103.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
42
(427.5)
34
(336.0)
32
(313.2)
27
(262.5)
44
(426.6)
29
(280.5)
21
(204.0)
28
(274.5)
25
(247.3)
8
(79.8)
8
(79.8)
11
(108.7)
11
(103.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
406
(4,133)
407
(4,022)
339
(3,318)
331
(3,218)
316
(3,064)
283
(2,737)
194
(1,884)
224
(2,196)
238
(2,354)
219
(2,184)
167
(1,665)
126
(1,246)
254
(2,379)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(91.6)
12
(118.6)
6
(58.7)
8
(77.8)
5
(48.5)
4
(38.7)
2
(19.4)
3
(29.4)
2
(19.8)
4
(39.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(29.7)
3
(28.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(20.4)
3
(29.6)
4
(39.2)
2
(19.4)
2
(19.4)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.7)
3
(29.4)
6
(59.4)
1
(10.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index360.3311.5264.1258.3269.7206.7146.6167.3183.3164.0131.0127.0152.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 47 registered sex offenders living in Bel Air, Maryland as of May 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bel Air is 218 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Bel Air, MD?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Bel Air:

93.7
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Bel Air:

113.7
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Bel Air:

114.6
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Bel Air:

124.7
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Bel Air:

138.5
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Bel Air:

112.7
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Bel Air:

102.0
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Bel Air:

154.8
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Bel Air:

237.5
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Bel Air:

213.9
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Bel Air:

244.7
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Bel Air:

237.2
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Bel Air:

335.9
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Bel Air:

374.0
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Bel Air:

367.9
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Bel Air:

312.4
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Bel Air:

278.2
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Bel Air:

143.8
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2020
Bel Air:

88.5
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Bel Air:

99.2
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Bel Air:

131.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Bel Air:

170.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Bel Air:

169.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Bel Air:

137.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Bel Air:

198.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Bel Air:

245.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Bel Air:

225.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Bel Air:

237.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Bel Air:

286.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Bel Air:

305.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Bel Air:

360.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Bel Air:

236.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Bel Air:

289.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Bel Air:

304.0
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 41 (31 officers - 29 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.02
Maryland average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 41 (31 officers - 30 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Maryland average:

2.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 39 (29 officers - 28 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
Maryland average:

2.82

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 39 (30 officers - 29 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Maryland average:

2.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 41 (30 officers - 29 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
Maryland average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 42 (32 officers - 31 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
Maryland average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 42 (30 officers - 29 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Maryland average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 42 (30 officers - 29 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.90
Maryland average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 44 (31 officers - 30 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.01
Maryland average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 43 (30 officers - 28 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
Maryland average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 42 (30 officers - 28 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Maryland average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 43 (31 officers - 29 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Maryland average:

2.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 44 (30 officers - 28 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
Maryland average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 41 (29 officers - 27 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.93
Maryland average:

2.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 45 (31 officers - 29 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.08
Maryland average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 41 (30 officers - 29 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Maryland average:

2.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 41 (29 officers - 28 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Maryland average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 41 (29 officers - 27 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
Maryland average:

2.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 42 (30 officers - 28 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Maryland average:

2.77

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Bel Air, MD
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 21014.