Pocomoke City, MD
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Pocomoke City, MD crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 55 per one thousand residents, Pocomoke City has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 18. Within Maryland, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Pocomoke City.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 4,133, Pocomoke City has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Pocomoke City does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Pocomoke City.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Pocomoke 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 Pocomoke City.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pocomoke City 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 Pocomoke City; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 230. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 Pocomoke City 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.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Pocomoke City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Pocomoke City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 51 per one thousand population.

Pocomoke City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Pocomoke City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

18

210

228

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.36

50.81

55.17

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pocomoke City 4.36
Maryland 4.57

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 230

in Pocomoke City

1 in 219

in Maryland

Pocomoke City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 4,133
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 4 12
Rate per 1,000 0.24 0.24 0.97 2.90

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
Pocomoke City 50.81
Maryland 23.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Pocomoke City

1 in 43

in Maryland

Pocomoke City Property CRIMES

Population: 4,133
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 21 188 1
Rate per 1,000 5.08 45.49 0.24

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

Pocomoke City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pocomoke City 58
Maryland 57

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