Gaithersburg, MD
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Gaithersburg has an overall crime rate of 16 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 Gaithersburg is 1 in 64. How does Gaithersburg fare compared to other communities in Maryland of all population sizes? Gaithersburg's crime rate is lower than approximately 57% of Maryland communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Gaithersburg has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg 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 Gaithersburg.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Gaithersburg'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 Gaithersburg is one in 675.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Gaithersburg; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Gaithersburg Crime Data

 

Crime Index

49

(100 is safest)


Safer than 49% of U.S. Cities

Gaithersburg Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

100

948

1,048

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.48

14.05

15.54

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gaithersburg 1.48
Maryland 4.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 675

in Gaithersburg

1 in 219

in Maryland

Gaithersburg VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 67,456
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
Gaithersburg 14.05
Maryland 23.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 71

in Gaithersburg

1 in 43

in Maryland

Gaithersburg Property CRIMES

Population: 67,456
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

Gaithersburg Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gaithersburg 101
Maryland 57