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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 2022 crime rate in Baltimore, MD is 657 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 98.6% U.S. cities. The 2022 Baltimore crime rate rose by 95% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 287 - an increase of 119 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Baltimore has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Baltimore, MD is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Baltimore:

656.6
Laurel:

247.2
Sykesville:

31.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Baltimore by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
238
(37.3)
223
(35.9)
197
(31.4)
216
(34.5)
233
(37.4)
211
(33.8)
344
(55.4)
318
(51.4)
342
(55.8)
309
(51.0)
348
(58.3)
330
(56.1)
168
(28.4)
287
(50.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
158
(24.7)
265
(42.7)
341
(54.4)
317
(50.7)
298
(47.9)
245
(39.3)
287
(46.2)
299
(48.4)
382
(62.3)
361
(59.6)
324
(54.2)
324
(55.0)
154
(26.1)
259
(45.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3,707
(580.3)
3,336
(537.2)
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)
4,856
(813.1)
3,418
(580.7)
1,732
(293.3)
3,172
(556.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5,561
(870.6)
5,492
(884.4)
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)
5,573
(933.1)
5,326
(904.9)
2,826
(478.5)
5,143
(901.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7,798
(1,221)
7,573
(1,220)
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)
5,414
(906.5)
4,099
(696.4)
1,816
(307.5)
3,333
(584.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
16,741
(2,621)
16,298
(2,625)
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)
16,395
(2,745)
11,319
(1,923)
4,739
(802.5)
11,940
(2,093)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4,624
(723.9)
4,409
(710.0)
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)
3,939
(659.5)
3,122
(530.4)
1,567
(265.4)
3,426
(600.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
347
(54.3)
321
(51.7)
307
(49.0)
242
(38.7)
277
(44.5)
213
(34.2)
260
(41.9)
259
(41.9)
261
(42.6)
138
(22.8)
108
(18.1)
110
(18.7)
55
(9.3)
76
(13.3)
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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.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 1,557 registered sex offenders living in Baltimore, Maryland as of April 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Baltimore is 395 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Baltimore, MD?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Baltimore:

874.7
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Baltimore:

468.9
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Baltimore:

910.0
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Baltimore:

1,043.9
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Baltimore:

1,023.1
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Baltimore:

1,128.3
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Baltimore:

991.5
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Baltimore:

874.1
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Baltimore:

739.7
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Baltimore:

780.7
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Baltimore:

779.7
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Baltimore:

783.1
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Baltimore:

825.3
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Baltimore:

824.7
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Baltimore:

860.4
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Baltimore:

762.3
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Baltimore:

787.0
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Baltimore:

811.5
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Baltimore:

311.5
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Baltimore:

141.4
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Baltimore:

315.0
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Baltimore:

417.5
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Baltimore:

446.9
U.S. Average:

190.2

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:

481.6
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:

434.6
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Baltimore:

452.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Baltimore:

449.5
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: 2,843 (2,360 officers - 1,987 male; 373 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.00
Maryland average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 2,940 (2,465 officers - 2,073 male; 392 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.19
Maryland average:

2.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2,940 (2,465 officers - 2,073 male; 392 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.13
Maryland average:

2.82

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2,935 (2,488 officers - 2,096 male; 392 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.11
Maryland average:

2.80

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 2,937 (2,516 officers - 2,113 male; 403 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.10
Maryland average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 2,908 (2,512 officers - 2,116 male; 396 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.06
Maryland average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 2,960 (2,646 officers - 2,243 male; 403 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.26
Maryland average:

2.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 3,156 (2,779 officers - 2,355 male; 424 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.46
Maryland average:

2.66

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 3,220 (2,829 officers - 2,385 male; 444 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.54
Maryland average:

2.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3,342 (2,962 officers - 2,499 male; 463 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.74
Maryland average:

2.63

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 3,470 (2,931 officers - 2,458 male; 473 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.68
Maryland average:

2.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 3,503 (2,960 officers - 2,466 male; 494 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.77
Maryland average:

2.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 3,586 (3,013 officers - 2,515 male; 498 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.72
Maryland average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 3,678 (2,998 officers - 2,504 male; 494 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.72
Maryland average:

2.86

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 3,684 (2,963 officers - 2,483 male; 480 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.75
Maryland average:

2.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 3,712 (2,974 officers - 2,480 male; 494 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.66
Maryland average:

2.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 3,663 (3,034 officers - 2,505 male; 529 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.73
Maryland average:

2.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 3,676 (3,161 officers - 2,602 male; 559 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.98
Maryland average:

2.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 3,789 (3,275 officers - 2,708 male; 567 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.08
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

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