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Safest Cities in Maryland

2019 Guide to Maryland's Safest Cities

List of Maryland’s Safest Cities

 

Located just north of the nation’s capital and one either side of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland has much to offer.  Baltimore may be known for having a relatively high crime rate,  but there are many areas that enjoy an outstanding quality of life. 

 

Average Maryland Crime Rate

The average Maryland Crime Rate is as follows:

MD Property Crime Rate

Average Maryland Crime Rate – Average Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

What are the Safest Places to Live in Maryland?

 

Maryland has a number of communities with outstanding reputations for low crime rates.

5 of our Top 10 Safest Cities in Maryland had less than 200 property crimes.

Half of the cities had less than 25 violent crimes.

If you are looking for the best places to live in Maryland, this list of safest cities in Maryland is a good place to start.

Following are the top cities with populations above 5,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in Maryland.

The Top 10 Safest Cities in Maryland

(Population 5K +)

1.   Ocean Pines

2.   Thurmont

3.   Taneytown

4.   District Heights

5.   Glenarden

6.   Bowie

7.   Havre de Grace

8.   Aberdeen

9.   Chestertown

10.  Brunswick

Safest Cities in Maryland – Video Summary

Ocean Pines, MD

Ocean Pines, MD

Population

12,263

Violent Crimes

21

Property Crimes

82

Thurmont, MD

Thurmont, MD

Population

6,584

Violent Crimes

8

Property Crimes

53

Taneytown, MD

Taneytown, MD

Population

6,762

Violent Crimes

1

Property Crimes

77

District Heights, MD

District Heights, MD

Population

6,064

Violent Crimes

26

Property Crimes

67

Glenarden, MD

Glenarden, MD

Population

6,228

Violent Crimes

14

Property Crimes

72

Bowie, MD

Bowie, MD

Population

58,891

Violent Crimes

81

Property Crimes

759

Havre de Grace

Havre de Grace

Population

13,610

Violent Crimes

40

Property Crimes

192

Aberdeen, MD

Aberdeen, MD

Population

15,720

Violent Crimes

74

Property Crimes

221

Chestertown, MD

Chestertown, MD

Population

5,056

Violent Crimes

15

Property Crimes

80

Brunswick, MD

Brunswick, MD

Population

6,219

Violent Crimes

24

Property Crimes

115

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More of the Safest Places to Live in Maryland

Best Places to Live in Maryland with  5,000+ Population

11-20

Frostburg

New Carrollton

Riverdale Park

Cheverly

Tacoma Park

Bel Air

Frederick

Annapolis

Easton

Hagerstown

21-30

Westminster

Bladensburg

Greenbelt

La Plata

Laurel

Fruitland

Hyattsville

Salisbury

Cumberland

Elkton

How We Rated Safest Cities in Maryland

 

To rank the most secure towns and cities of Maryland, we tabulated the most recent complete (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report. Towns and cities with five thousand residents or higher, who recorded their crime data, were considered.

We reviewed both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft).  In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes which were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

 

The Best Places to Live in Maryland – Crime Ratings

 

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a reasonably good mathematical gauge of the overall safety and security in the community. If you’re looking to find the best places to live in Maryland, this list is a great place to start.

It is important to note, not every town and city reports their records. If a town or city did not report their stats to the FBI, they were not included in the list.  Any communities with reporting ommissions or anomalies might also not be reflected in this year’s rankings.

When evaluating an area, one must realize that certain neighborhoods inside any city may have much lower crime rates than other areas. This is especially true in larger cities. Consequently, it is important to check into specific neighborhoods within the community and talk with local authorities to get a feel for the security and safety of a neighborhood.

If you are interested in ways to keep your family and home safer, check out our Tips for Better Home Security…and consider a professionally monitored home security system.

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