Mechanicsville, MD
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The crime rate in Mechanicsville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 19 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 Mechanicsville is 1 in 53. Based on FBI crime data, Mechanicsville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Mechanicsville has a crime rate that is higher than 55% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 526. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Mechanicsville's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Mechanicsville 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 Mechanicsville is one in 58.

Mechanicsville Crime Data

 
Crime Index

39

(100 is safest)


Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Mechanicsville Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

27

30

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.90

17.12

19.02

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mechanicsville 1.90
Maryland 4.57
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 526

in Mechanicsville

1 in 219

in Maryland
Mechanicsville VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 1,577
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
Mechanicsville 17.12
Maryland 23.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 58

in Mechanicsville

1 in 43

in Maryland
Mechanicsville Property CRIMES
Population: 1,577
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

Mechanicsville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mechanicsville 6
Maryland 57