Communities are Safe for Children, Youth and Families (Statewide)

Crime: Rate of Violent Crimes Committed per 1,000 Persons


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Story Behind the Curve

The 2016 rate of 4.7 is for violent crimes per 1,000 persons in all of Maryland. 

According to the Maryland State Child Fatality Review Team’s 2016 Annual Legislative Report, 17.2% of children’s deaths (0 through 17 years old) were due to homicide in 2015. Overall, the number of deaths due to homicide for children in that age group increased by 16% between 2011 and 2015.

Data Discussion

The rate of violent crimes that are committed per 1,000 persons.

Data Source: Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention

Data Source


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