Safest Places to Live in Maryland 2020

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Last Update: December 5, 2017 Living

Maryland is located on the East Coast of the United States, bordering Delaware to the east, Pennsylvania to the north, and Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. to the south and west.

Maryland is the 19th most populous state, with slightly over 6 million residents. It is one of the smallest states, but also one of the most densely populated ones. The capital is Annapolis, whereas the largest city is Baltimore, which is home to over 600,000 people.

Maryland was one of the original thirteen colonies and the 7th state to ratify the US Constitution. It also played a major role in creating Washington D.C. Some of the nicknames of Maryland are Old Line State, the Free State, and the Chesapeake Bay State.

Maryland is the wealthiest state in the United States by median household income. The main reason for this is the fact that many people working in D.C. officially live in Maryland. Still, the economy of this state is fairly strong, spanning over many fields like manufacturing, services, and biotechnology.

From 2016 to 2017, the violent crime rate in Maryland increased by 4.3%, which is 3.8% per 100,000 people.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

20 Safest Places in Maryland 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Boonsboro 3569 0 0,00
2 Manchester 4837 0 0,00
3 Taneytown 6795 0 0,00
4 Mount Airy 9434 4 0,42
5 Berlin 4660 2 0,43
6 Hampstead 6364 4 0,63
7 Brentwood 3513 4 1,14
8 Ocean Pines 12244 14 1,14
9 Thurmont 6712 8 1,19
10 Glenarden 6258 8 1,28
11 Bowie 59356 80 1,35
12 Centreville 4844 9 1,86
13 Brunswick 6322 12 1,90
14 North East 3642 7 1,92
15 Easton 16550 36 2,18
16 Frostburg 8591 19 2,21
17 Bel Air 10027 23 2,29
18 Havre de Grace 13655 32 2,34
19 Denton 4485 11 2,45
20 Pocomoke City 4044 10 2,47

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Crime Score in All Cities in Maryland 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Maryland cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Luke 60 0 0,00
2 Oxford 601 0 0,00
3 Upper Marlboro 676 0 0,00
4 Lonaconing 1120 0 0,00
5 Snow Hill 2044 0 0,00
6 Chevy Chase Village 2094 0 0,00
7 Forest Heights 2588 0 0,00
8 Ridgely 1638 1 0,61
9 Smithsburg 2977 2 0,67
10 Cottage City 1375 1 0,73
11 Rock Hall 1263 1 0,79
12 University Park 2670 5 1,87
13 Morningside 1594 3 1,88
14 Hancock 1546 3 1,94
15 Hurlock 2023 4 1,98
16 Oakland 1829 4 2,19
17 Rising Sun 2800 7 2,50
18 Greensboro 1882 5 2,66
19 Crisfield 2587 7 2,71
20 St. Michaels 1028 3 2,92
21 Edmonston 1508 5 3,32
22 Fairmount Heights 1545 6 3,88
23 Landover Hills 1679 9 5,36
24 Federalsburg 2656 15 5,65
25 Colmar Manor 1476 13 8,81

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Boonsboro 3569 0 0,00
2 Manchester 4837 0 0,00
3 Taneytown 6795 0 0,00
4 Mount Airy 9434 4 0,42
5 Berlin 4660 2 0,43
6 Hampstead 6364 4 0,63
7 Brentwood 3513 4 1,14
8 Thurmont 6712 8 1,19
9 Glenarden 6258 8 1,28
10 Centreville 4844 9 1,86
11 Brunswick 6322 12 1,90
12 North East 3642 7 1,92
13 Frostburg 8591 19 2,21
14 Denton 4485 11 2,45
15 Pocomoke City 4044 10 2,47
16 District Heights 6062 16 2,64
17 Perryville 4424 14 3,16
18 Cheverly 6519 21 3,22
19 Fruitland 5349 19 3,55
20 Chestertown 5035 20 3,97
21 Capitol Heights 4587 19 4,14
22 Berwyn Heights 3300 14 4,24
23 Mount Rainier 8198 35 4,27
24 La Plata 9449 41 4,34
25 Bladensburg 9518 56 5,88
26 Riverdale Park 7330 45 6,14
27 Seat Pleasant 4857 49 10,09
28 Princess Anne 3600 39 10,83
29 Sykesville 3941 44 11,16
30 Ocean City 6950 83 11,94

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Ocean Pines 12244 14 1,14
2 Easton 16550 36 2,18
3 Bel Air 10027 23 2,29
4 Havre de Grace 13655 32 2,34
5 New Carrollton 13115 40 3,05
6 Takoma Park 18049 57 3,16
7 Hyattsville 18448 79 4,28
8 Laurel 26038 115 4,42
9 Westminster 18603 84 4,52
10 Greenbelt 23661 116 4,90
11 Aberdeen 16210 116 7,16
12 Cumberland 19555 146 7,47
13 Cambridge 12364 128 10,35
14 Elkton 15681 199 12,69

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Bowie 59356 80 1,35
2 Frederick 72299 285 3,94
3 Annapolis 39461 215 5,45
4 Hagerstown 40384 255 6,31
5 Salisbury 33183 272 8,20
6 Baltimore 605436 11100 18,33

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

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