Laurel, MD
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The crime rate in Laurel is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 38 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 Laurel is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Laurel is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Laurel has a crime rate that is higher than 91% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Laurel occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Laurel; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 218. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Laurel's rate for property crime is 33 per one thousand population. This makes Laurel 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 Laurel is one in 30.

Importantly, we found that Laurel 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 Laurel is one in 350.

Laurel Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Laurel Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

120

870

990

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.58

33.19

37.76

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Laurel 4.58
Maryland 4.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 218

in Laurel

1 in 219

in Maryland

Laurel VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 26,215
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 43 74
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.11 1.64 2.82

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
Laurel 33.19
Maryland 23.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Laurel

1 in 43

in Maryland

Laurel Property CRIMES

Population: 26,215
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 105 690 75
Rate per 1,000 4.01 26.32 2.86

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

Laurel Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Laurel 229
Maryland 57