District Heights, MD
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District Heights, MD crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

District Heights has an overall crime rate of 12 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 District Heights is 1 in 84. How does District Heights fare compared to other communities in Maryland of all population sizes? District Heights's crime rate is lower than approximately 70% of Maryland communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, District Heights has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, District Heights is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how District 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 District Heights.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in District Heights 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 District Heights; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 262. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that District Heights 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 of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in District Heights is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in District Heights than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 123.

District Heights Crime Data

 

Crime Index

59

(100 is safest)


Safer than 59% of U.S. Cities

District Heights Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

23

49

72

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.82

8.14

11.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
District Heights 3.82
Maryland 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 262

in District Heights

1 in 212

in Maryland

District Heights VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 6,017
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 0 13 8
Rate per 1,000 0.33 0.00 2.16 1.33

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
District Heights 8.14
Maryland 22.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 123

in District Heights

1 in 44

in Maryland

District Heights Property CRIMES

Population: 6,017
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 13 25 11
Rate per 1,000 2.16 4.15 1.83

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

District Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
District Heights 78
Maryland 57