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Silver Spring, 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 36 per one thousand residents, Silver Spring 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 28. Within Maryland, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Silver Spring.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 242. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Silver Spring is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Silver Spring, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 31, which is a rate of 32 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring is one in 234.

Silver Spring Crime Data

total Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Silver Spring Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

335

2,608

2,943

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.14

32.19

36.33

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
4.14
3.98
National Median: 4
    Silver Spring
    Maryland

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 242

in Silver Spring

1 in 251

in Maryland

Silver Spring Violent Crimes

Population: 81,015
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total Unreported Unreported Unreported Unreported
Rate per 1,000 Unreported Unreported Unreported Unreported

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
32.19
16.35
National Median: 20
    Silver Spring
    Maryland

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Silver Spring

1 in 61

in Maryland

Property Crimes

Population: 81,015
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total Unreported Unreported Unreported
Rate per 1,000 Unreported Unreported Unreported

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Silver Spring Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
370
43
National Median: 27.0
    Silver Spring
    Maryland