Hagerstown MD Crime Rates
The crime rate in Hagerstown is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 44 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 Hagerstown is 1 in 23. Based on FBI crime data, Hagerstown is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Hagerstown has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state’s cities and towns of all sizes.
Importantly, when you compare Hagerstown to other communities of similar population, then Hagerstown crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Hagerstown 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.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.