Ocean City, MD
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The crime rate in Ocean City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 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 Ocean City is 1 in 24. Based on FBI crime data, Ocean City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Ocean City has a crime rate that is higher than 93% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Ocean City's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Ocean City is one in 588.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Ocean City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Ocean City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 25, which is a rate of 40 per one thousand population.

Ocean City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Ocean City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

12

280

292

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.70

39.69

41.39

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Ocean City 1.70
Maryland 4.57
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 588

in Ocean City

1 in 219

in Maryland
Ocean City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,055
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
Ocean City 39.69
Maryland 23.15
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 25

in Ocean City

1 in 43

in Maryland
Ocean City Property CRIMES
Population: 7,055
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

Ocean City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Ocean City 64
Maryland 57