Ellicott City, MD
Crime Rates



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Ellicott City, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Ellicott City has an overall crime rate of 11 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 Ellicott City is 1 in 89. How does Ellicott City fare compared to other communities in Maryland of all population sizes? Ellicott City's crime rate is lower than approximately 63% of Maryland communities.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Ellicott City, and we found that the crime rate in Ellicott City is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Ellicott City is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Ellicott City 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 Ellicott City.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Ellicott City'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 Ellicott City is one in 958.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Ellicott City; 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.

Ellicott City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

55

(100 is safest)


Safer than 55% of U.S. Cities

Ellicott City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

74

725

799

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.04

10.22

11.27

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ellicott City 1.04
Maryland 4.69

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 958

in Ellicott City

1 in 213

in Maryland

Ellicott City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 70,925
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ellicott City 10.22
Maryland 20.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 98

in Ellicott City

1 in 49

in Maryland

Ellicott City Property CRIMES

Population: 70,925
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Ellicott City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ellicott City 27
Maryland 52