Silver Spring, MD
Crime Rates



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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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

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 55. 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 66% 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.

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 490. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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 63.

Silver Spring Crime Data

 

Crime Index

34

(100 is safest)


Safer than 34% of U.S. Cities

Silver Spring Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

154

1,205

1,359

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.04

15.98

18.02

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Silver Spring 2.04
Maryland 4.69

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 490

in Silver Spring

1 in 213

in Maryland

Silver Spring VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 75,398
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Silver Spring 15.98
Maryland 20.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 63

in Silver Spring

1 in 49

in Maryland

Silver Spring Property CRIMES

Population: 75,398
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Silver Spring Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Silver Spring 171
Maryland 52