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


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

Crime rate in Ocean City, MD

The 2019 crime rate in Ocean City, MD is 797 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.9 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 99.1% U.S. cities. The 2019 Ocean City crime rate fell by 5% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Ocean City has seen decreasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Ocean City, MD is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Ocean City:

797.4
Ocean Pines:

42.2
Fenwick Island:

389.4
South Bethany:

53.9
Berlin:

83.5
Selbyville:

215.4
Bethany Beach:

373.8
Ocean View:

54.1
Frankford:

152.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Ocean City by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.2)
1
(14.1)
1
(14.2)
1
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(127.3)
15
(214.1)
3
(42.3)
2
(28.5)
2
(28.5)
4
(55.8)
12
(167.2)
11
(155.2)
12
(169.3)
14
(198.7)
19
(272.1)
5
(71.9)
5
(72.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
33
(466.9)
43
(613.8)
37
(521.9)
23
(327.4)
27
(384.6)
20
(279.0)
21
(292.5)
20
(282.2)
18
(253.9)
28
(397.4)
32
(458.3)
14
(201.4)
18
(260.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
134
(1,896)
84
(1,199)
48
(677.0)
63
(896.7)
94
(1,339)
69
(962.5)
60
(835.8)
50
(705.6)
57
(804.1)
46
(652.9)
55
(787.7)
64
(920.9)
68
(984.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
229
(3,240)
189
(2,698)
236
(3,329)
213
(3,032)
292
(4,160)
189
(2,636)
211
(2,939)
154
(2,173)
220
(3,103)
142
(2,016)
113
(1,618)
114
(1,640)
94
(1,361)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,102
(15,591)
1,067
(15,232)
1,181
(16,657)
1,052
(14,973)
1,133
(16,140)
1,135
(15,832)
1,180
(16,437)
1,036
(14,620)
1,079
(15,221)
901
(12,789)
894
(12,804)
701
(10,086)
615
(8,907)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(693.3)
39
(556.7)
35
(493.7)
30
(427.0)
14
(199.4)
12
(167.4)
16
(222.9)
33
(465.7)
21
(296.2)
16
(227.1)
18
(257.8)
17
(244.6)
11
(159.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(70.7)
9
(128.5)
7
(98.7)
1
(14.2)
6
(85.5)
2
(27.9)
4
(55.7)
2
(28.2)
1
(14.1)
1
(14.2)
2
(28.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index1527.01438.01264.61145.61358.71152.01269.71180.61250.41108.01187.5840.0797.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. 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 23 registered sex offenders living in Ocean City, Maryland as of April 10, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ocean City is 309 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Ocean City:

695.1
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Ocean City:

633.1
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Ocean City:

923.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Ocean City:

752.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Ocean City:

726.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Ocean City:

705.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Ocean City:

731.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Ocean City:

676.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Ocean City:

890.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Ocean City:

640.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Ocean City:

641.7
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Ocean City:

1,120.6
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Ocean City:

1,308.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Ocean City:

2,051.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Ocean City:

316.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Ocean City:

380.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Ocean City:

417.9
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Ocean City:

741.5
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Ocean City:

869.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Ocean City:

1,002.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Ocean City:

1,076.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2014
Ocean City:

1,426.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Ocean City:

1,235.5
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Ocean City:

1,443.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Ocean City:

1,344.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Ocean City:

1,668.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Ocean City:

1,419.0
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Ocean City:

1,572.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Ocean City:

1,384.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Ocean City:

1,531.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Ocean City:

1,448.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Ocean City:

230.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Ocean City:

254.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Ocean City:

233.8
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 2019, including police officers: 137 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

15.21
Maryland average:

2.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 128 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

14.10
Maryland average:

2.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 123 (94 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

13.46
Maryland average:

2.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 126 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

13.63
Maryland average:

2.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 136 (104 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

14.68
Maryland average:

2.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 132 (104 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

14.67
Maryland average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 125 (98 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

13.83
Maryland average:

3.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 120 (96 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

13.37
Maryland average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 124 (101 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

14.09
Maryland average:

2.64

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 139 (108 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

15.38
Maryland average:

2.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 133 (106 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

15.09
Maryland average:

2.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 135 (107 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

15.09
Maryland average:

2.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 131 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

14.99
Maryland average:

2.76

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 118 (99 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

13.80
Maryland average:

2.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 112 (97 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

13.52
Maryland average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 111 (93 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

12.97
Maryland average:

2.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 113 (93 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

12.97
Maryland average:

2.77

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Ocean City, MD
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 21842.