Crime Rates in Maryland at Historic Lows

According to a report by the Washington Examiner, crime in Maryland has dropped to its lowest levels since the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began tracking national crime data in 1975. Governor Martin O’Malley recently released the crime data for 2011, which shows property crime and violent crimes are at historic lows. The total number of reported crimes in MD has dropped by 4.6 percent with almost 10,000 fewer crimes reported compared to 2010. Arrests in Maryland have also decreased by three percent.

Overall, the number of crimes and the total crime rate were the lowest in Maryland since the FBI adopted its Uniform Crime Reporting Program in 1975.

U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein states the reduction in Maryland’s violent crime rates demonstrates the value of coordinated efforts by local and federal law enforcement agencies to target and imprison dangerous career criminals. Officials are crediting a focus on violent repeat offenders, more effective warrant service, and improved supervision of offenders on probation and parole for the historic lows, while the superintendent of the state police attributes to the decline to DNA technology and better information sharing and communication systems.

Since 2006, the state has seen violent crime drop by 24.4 percent, which exceeds the administration’s goal of reducing crimes by 20 percent by the end of this year.

The criminal defense attorneys in Calvert County with the law firm of Alpert Schreyer believe in protecting the lawful rights of anyone facing criminal charges in the state of Maryland. Our legal team will work to aggressively defend your case in order to obtain the best possible results to safeguard your future. To see how we can provide you with exceptional legal representation, schedule a free case evaluation by calling (800) 489-1577.

About Andrew Alpert

+Andrew is one of the leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He blogs about Maryland DUI law, has numerous videos on the subject and has been asked to appear on national television to offer his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.