Jefferson, MD
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With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 12 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Jefferson is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 62% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Jefferson is one in 85. Compared to communities within Maryland, Jefferson‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 77% of the state's cities and towns.

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

For Jefferson, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Jefferson than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1100, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Jefferson is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Jefferson than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 92.

Jefferson Crime Data

 
Crime Index

62

(100 is safest)


Safer than 62% of U.S. Cities

Jefferson Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2

24

26

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.91

10.91

11.82

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Jefferson 0.91
Maryland 4.57
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,100

in Jefferson

1 in 219

in Maryland
Jefferson VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 2,199
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
Jefferson 10.91
Maryland 23.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 92

in Jefferson

1 in 43

in Maryland
Jefferson Property CRIMES
Population: 2,199
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

Jefferson Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Jefferson 12
Maryland 57