Elkton, VA 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 Elkton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Elkton is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Elkton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Virginia, Elkton has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Elkton, 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 Elkton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 968, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Elkton's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Elkton 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 Elkton is one in 40.

Elkton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Elkton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3

73

76

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.03

25.15

26.18

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.03
2.08
National Median: 4
    Elkton
    Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 968

in Elkton

1 in 481

in Virginia

Elkton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 2,903
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 0 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.03

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
25.15
16.43
National Median: 21
    Elkton
    Virginia

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in Elkton

1 in 61

in Virginia

Elkton Property CRIMES

Population: 2,903
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 34 36 3
Rate per 1,000 11.71 12.40 1.03

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Elkton Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
25
18
National Median: 28.3
    Elkton
    Virginia

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