Maryland’s 5 Safest Cities

Where are the safest places to live in Maryland? 

In a state with a violent crime rate that’s nearly three times that of the national average, 5 cities stand out as the safest in Maryland. We’ve listed them here, using data collected and presented by the Safewise blog. Maryland experienced 12.25 violent crimes per 1,000 people in 2017, compared to 4.49 nationwide. The state’s property crime rate (38.29) is also significantly higher than the national average (27.11). Baltimore is the leading contributor to Maryland’s violent crime rate, beating out cities like Chicago and Detroit in homicide rates (56 per 1,000 people.) However, in the cities listed in this blog, both violent crime and property crime rates are low. So, did your city make the cut? Read on to find out.

 

5) Thurmont

  • Population: 6,584
  • Median Income: $68,879
  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 1.22
  • Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 8.05

4) Frostburg

  • Population: 8,622
  • Median Income: $37,099
  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 1.16
  • Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 20.18

3) Berlin

  • Population: 4,628
  • Median Income: $58,177
  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 0.43
  • Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 18.37

2) Taneytown

  • Population: 6,762
  • Median Income: $71,903
  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 0.15
  • Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 11.39

1) Manchester

  • Population: 4,820
  • Median Income: $93,125
  • Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 0.00
  • Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 3.53

So there you have it: the 5 safest cities in Maryland. If you’d like to find out more about crime statistics in Maryland, or see an analysis of the data, head over to the Safewise blog and read their findings.

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