Frederick, MD
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Frederick, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

The crime rate in Frederick is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Frederick is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Frederick is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Frederick has a crime rate that is higher than 78% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Frederick compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Frederick with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Frederick'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 Frederick 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 Frederick.

For Frederick, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Frederick is one in 153.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Frederick's rate for property crime is 18 per one thousand population. This makes Frederick 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 Frederick is one in 55.

Frederick Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Frederick Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

468

1,298

1,766

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.55

18.18

24.73

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Frederick 6.55
Maryland 5.00

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 153

in Frederick

1 in 200

in Maryland

Frederick VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 71,408
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 28 87 352
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.39 1.22 4.93

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Frederick 18.18
Maryland 22.22

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 55

in Frederick

1 in 45

in Maryland

Frederick Property CRIMES

Population: 71,408
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 148 1,107 43
Rate per 1,000 2.07 15.50 0.60

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Frederick Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Frederick 80
Maryland 57