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Violent Crime Rate

This indicator shows the total violent crime rate per 100,000 population.
Violent crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. 

Violent Crime Rate

313.7
479.7
Comparison: MD Counties 

187.5

crimes/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Montgomery

Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 24 Maryland counties and county equivalents.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2013
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Why is this important?

A violent crime is a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim. Violence negatively impacts communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services. In the United States in 2009, an estimated 1,318,398 violent crimes occurred. This equates to an estimated 429.4 violent crimes per 100,000 population nationwide.

Violent Crime Rate : Time Series

2009: 224.3 2010: 182.0 2011: 172.2 2012: 187.5

crimes/100,000 population

Violent Crime Rate

Comparison: Prior Value 

187.5

crimes/100,000 population
Measurement Period: 2012

County: Montgomery

Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: October 2013

Why is this important?

A violent crime is a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim. Violence negatively impacts communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services. In the United States in 2009, an estimated 1,318,398 violent crimes occurred. This equates to an estimated 429.4 violent crimes per 100,000 population nationwide.

Violent Crime Rate : Time Series

2009: 224.3 2010: 182.0 2011: 172.2 2012: 187.5

crimes/100,000 population