College Park, MD
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The crime rate in College Park is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 College Park is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, College Park is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, College Park has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in College Park 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 College Park; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 281. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Importantly, we found that College Park 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 College Park is one in 323.

College Park Crime Data

 

Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

College Park Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

115

924

1,039

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.56

28.61

32.17

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
College Park 3.56
Maryland 4.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 281

in College Park

1 in 219

in Maryland

College Park VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 32,301
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
College Park 28.61
Maryland 23.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 35

in College Park

1 in 43

in Maryland

College Park Property CRIMES

Population: 32,301
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

College Park Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
College Park 183
Maryland 57