Beltsville, MD
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The crime rate in Beltsville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Beltsville is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Beltsville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Beltsville has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Beltsville compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Beltsville with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Beltsville's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Beltsville does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Beltsville.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Beltsville occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Beltsville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 309. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Beltsville's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Beltsville a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Beltsville is one in 43.

Importantly, we found that Beltsville has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Beltsville is one in 346.

Beltsville Crime Data

 
Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Beltsville Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

57

414

471

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.23

23.48

26.71

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Beltsville 3.23
Maryland 4.57
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 309

in Beltsville

1 in 219

in Maryland
Beltsville VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 17,631
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Beltsville 23.48
Maryland 23.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Beltsville

1 in 43

in Maryland
Beltsville Property CRIMES
Population: 17,631
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Beltsville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Beltsville 66
Maryland 57