Bladensburg, MD
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With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, Bladensburg has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23. Within Maryland, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bladensburg.

Importantly, when you compare Bladensburg to other communities of similar population, then Bladensburg crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Bladensburg does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg.

For Bladensburg, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Bladensburg is one in 118.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the town, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Bladensburg experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bladensburg's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg is one in 29.

Importantly, we found that Bladensburg 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 Bladensburg is one in 155.

Bladensburg Crime Data

 
Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Bladensburg Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

82

333

415

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.51

34.54

43.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bladensburg 8.51
Maryland 4.57
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 118

in Bladensburg

1 in 219

in Maryland
Bladensburg VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 9,640
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 27 52
Rate per 1,000 0.10 0.21 2.80 5.39
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
Bladensburg 34.54
Maryland 23.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Bladensburg

1 in 43

in Maryland
Bladensburg Property CRIMES
Population: 9,640
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 51 220 62
Rate per 1,000 5.29 22.82 6.43
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

Bladensburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bladensburg 412
Maryland 57