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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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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

The crime rate in Silver Spring is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 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 Silver Spring is 1 in 56. Based on FBI crime data, Silver Spring is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Silver Spring has a crime rate that is higher than 69% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Silver Spring has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Silver Spring is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Silver Spring'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 Silver Spring is one in 513.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Silver Spring's rate for property crime is 16 per one thousand population. This makes Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring is one in 62.

Silver Spring Crime Data

 

Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Silver Spring Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

158

1,299

1,457

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.95

16.03

17.98

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.95
3.92
National Median: 4
    Silver Spring
    Maryland

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 513

in Silver Spring

1 in 255

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: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
16.03
15.78
National Median: 19
    Silver Spring
    Maryland

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 62

in Silver Spring

1 in 63

in Maryland

Silver Spring 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: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Silver Spring Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
183
42
National Median: 26.9
    Silver Spring
    Maryland