Gwynn Oak, MD
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The crime rate in Gwynn Oak is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 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 Gwynn Oak is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Gwynn Oak is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Gwynn Oak has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Gwynn Oak to other communities of similar population, then Gwynn Oak crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Gwynn Oak does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Gwynn Oak 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 Gwynn Oak.

For Gwynn Oak, 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 Gwynn Oak is one in 145.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Gwynn Oak's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Gwynn Oak 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 Gwynn Oak is one in 34.

Importantly, we found that Gwynn Oak 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 Gwynn Oak is one in 388.

Gwynn Oak Crime Data

 
Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Gwynn Oak Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

258

1,102

1,360

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.92

29.55

36.47

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gwynn Oak 6.92
Maryland 4.57
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 145

in Gwynn Oak

1 in 219

in Maryland
Gwynn Oak VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 37,291
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
Gwynn Oak 29.55
Maryland 23.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Gwynn Oak

1 in 43

in Maryland
Gwynn Oak Property CRIMES
Population: 37,291
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

Gwynn Oak Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gwynn Oak 170
Maryland 57