Potomac, MD
Crime Rates



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Potomac, MD crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 for both violent and property crime combined of 7 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Potomac is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 82% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Potomac is one in 147. Compared to communities within Maryland, Potomac‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 95% of the state's cities and towns.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Potomac, and we found that the crime rate in Potomac is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Potomac is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Potomac 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 Potomac.

For Potomac, 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 Potomac than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 5931, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Potomac 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 Potomac than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 151.

Potomac Crime Data

 

Crime Index

82

(100 is safest)


Safer than 82% of U.S. Cities

Potomac Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

8

315

323

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.17

6.64

6.81

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Potomac 0.17
Maryland 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 5,931

in Potomac

1 in 212

in Maryland

Potomac VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 47,448
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Potomac 6.64
Maryland 22.84

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 151

in Potomac

1 in 44

in Maryland

Potomac Property CRIMES

Population: 47,448
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Potomac Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Potomac 12
Maryland 57