Capitol Heights, MD
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Capitol Heights has an overall crime rate of 14 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Capitol Heights is 1 in 70. How does Capitol Heights fare compared to other communities in Maryland of all population sizes? Capitol Heights's crime rate is lower than approximately 63% of Maryland communities.

How does the crime rate in Capitol Heights compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Capitol Heights with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Capitol Heights'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 Capitol Heights 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 Capitol Heights.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Capitol Heights's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Capitol Heights is one in 915.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Capitol Heights; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 13 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Capitol Heights Crime Data

 

Crime Index

53

(100 is safest)


Safer than 53% of U.S. Cities

Capitol Heights Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

60

65

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.09

13.12

14.21

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Capitol Heights 1.09
Maryland 4.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 915

in Capitol Heights

1 in 219

in Maryland

Capitol Heights VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 4,574
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 2 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.44 0.66

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
Capitol Heights 13.12
Maryland 23.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 76

in Capitol Heights

1 in 43

in Maryland

Capitol Heights Property CRIMES

Population: 4,574
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 22 29 9
Rate per 1,000 4.81 6.34 1.97

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

Capitol Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Capitol Heights 81
Maryland 57