Fort Washington, MD
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The crime rate in Fort Washington is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 22 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 Fort Washington is 1 in 46. Based on FBI crime data, Fort Washington is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Fort Washington has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Fort Washington compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Fort Washington with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Fort Washington's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 257. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Fort Washington's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington is one in 57.

Importantly, we found that Fort Washington 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 Fort Washington is one in 346.

Fort Washington Crime Data

 
Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Fort Washington Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

97

440

537

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.89

17.65

21.54

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Washington 3.89
Maryland 4.57
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 257

in Fort Washington

1 in 219

in Maryland
Fort Washington VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 24,931
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
Fort Washington 17.65
Maryland 23.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 57

in Fort Washington

1 in 43

in Maryland
Fort Washington Property CRIMES
Population: 24,931
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

Fort Washington Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Washington 32
Maryland 57