Chestertown, MD
Crime Rates


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Chestertown, MD crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Chestertown is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 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 Chestertown is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Chestertown is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Chestertown has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Chestertown to other communities of similar population, then Chestertown crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Chestertown 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 Chestertown 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 Chestertown.

For Chestertown, 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 Chestertown is one in 108.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Chestertown's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Chestertown 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 Chestertown is one in 41.

Chestertown Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Chestertown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Chestertown 9.23
Maryland 4.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 108

in Chestertown

1 in 219

in Maryland


Population: 5,093
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 7 38
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.39 1.37 7.46


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)

Chestertown 24.15
Maryland 23.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in Chestertown

1 in 43

in Maryland

Chestertown Property CRIMES

Population: 5,093
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 60 61 2
Rate per 1,000 11.78 11.98 0.39

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

Chestertown Crimes Per Square Mile

Chestertown 62
Maryland 57

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Zip Codes in Chestertown, MD