Hagerstown, MD
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The crime rate in Hagerstown is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Hagerstown is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Hagerstown is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Hagerstown has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Hagerstown to other communities of similar population, then Hagerstown crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown.

For Hagerstown, 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 Hagerstown is one in 163.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Hagerstown experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Hagerstown's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Hagerstown 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 Hagerstown is one in 36.

Hagerstown Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Hagerstown Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

248

1,134

1,382

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.13

28.05

34.18

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Hagerstown 6.13
Maryland 4.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 163

in Hagerstown

1 in 219

in Maryland

Hagerstown VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 40,432
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 13 98 132
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.32 2.42 3.26

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
Hagerstown 28.05
Maryland 23.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Hagerstown

1 in 43

in Maryland

Hagerstown Property CRIMES

Population: 40,432
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 293 751 90
Rate per 1,000 7.25 18.57 2.23

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

Hagerstown Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Hagerstown 117
Maryland 57