Takoma Park, MD
Crime Rates

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Takoma Park, 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 Takoma Park is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Takoma Park is 1 in 39. Based on FBI crime data, Takoma Park is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Takoma Park has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Takoma Park 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 Takoma Park; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 312. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Takoma Park's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes Takoma Park 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 Takoma Park is one in 45.

Takoma Park Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Takoma Park Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Takoma Park 3.21
Maryland 4.69

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 312

in Takoma Park

1 in 213

in Maryland


Population: 17,768
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 18 35
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 1.01 1.97


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)

Takoma Park 22.23
Maryland 20.33

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in Takoma Park

1 in 49

in Maryland

Takoma Park Property CRIMES

Population: 17,768
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 54 317 24
Rate per 1,000 3.04 17.84 1.35

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

Takoma Park Crimes Per Square Mile

Takoma Park 217
Maryland 52