Germantown, MD
Crime Rates



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Germantown, 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

Germantown 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 Germantown is 1 in 64. How does Germantown fare compared to other communities in Maryland of all population sizes? Germantown's crime rate is lower than approximately 42% of Maryland communities.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Germantown's violent crime rate is 2 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 Germantown is one in 633.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Germantown's rate for property crime is 14 per one thousand population. This makes Germantown 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 Germantown is one in 72.

Germantown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

40

(100 is safest)


Safer than 40% of U.S. Cities

Germantown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

144

1,270

1,414

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.58

13.93

15.51

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Germantown 1.58
Maryland 4.69

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 633

in Germantown

1 in 213

in Maryland

Germantown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 91,167
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
Germantown 13.93
Maryland 20.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 72

in Germantown

1 in 49

in Maryland

Germantown Property CRIMES

Population: 91,167
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

Germantown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Germantown 83
Maryland 52