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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

District Heights has an overall crime rate of 13 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 77. How does District Heights fare compared to other communities in Maryland of all population sizes? District Heights's crime rate is lower than approximately 56% 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 299. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in District Heights; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 10 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

District Heights Crime Data

 

Crime Index

48

(100 is safest)


Safer than 48% of U.S. Cities

District Heights Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

20

58

78

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.34

9.69

13.03

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.34
4.54
National Median: 4
    District Heights
    Maryland

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 299

in District Heights

1 in 220

in Maryland

District Heights VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 5,984
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 10 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.17 1.67 1.50

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
9.69
19.5
National Median: 21
    District Heights
    Maryland

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 103

in District Heights

1 in 51

in Maryland

District Heights Property CRIMES

Population: 5,984
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 10 41 7
Rate per 1,000 1.67 6.85 1.17

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

District Heights Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
84
50
National Median: 28.3
    District Heights
    Maryland