skip navigation


Abstract Database

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

To download this abstract, check the box next to the NCJ number then click the "Back To Search Results" link. Then, click the "Download" button on the Search Results page. Also see the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 247073 Find in a Library
Title: Crime in Maryland: 2011 Uniform Crime Report
Author(s): Denise Vidi Scherer; Kenneth G. Degen
Corporate Author: Maryland State Police
Central Records Division
United States of America
Date Published: June 2012
Page Count: 199
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland State Police
Baltimore, MD 21244
Sale Source: Maryland State Police
Central Records Division
1711 Belmont Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21244
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Statistics
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 2011 Maryland Uniform Crime Report (UCR) presents statewide, county, and municipal police statistics on crime incidents, clearance rates, arrests, law enforcement officers killed and assaulted, and law enforcement employees.
Abstract: Crime in Maryland decreased 5 percent in 2011 compared to 2010. A total of 195,517 crime incidents were recorded by law enforcement agencies in Maryland in 2011, compared to 204,916 in 2010. Violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) decreased 9 percent in 2011 compared to 2010. Property crime (breaking or entering, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson) decreased 4 percent from 2010. Arrests, which totaled 263,093 in 2011, decreased 3 percent from 2010. Of the total arrests, 87 percent were adults. Juvenile arrests accounted for 35,510 (13 percent of arrests). Arrests for drug offenses totaled 48,246 in 2011, a 1-percent increase over drug arrests reported in 2010. A total of 21,046 arrests were for driving while intoxicated, a 3-percent decrease for such arrests reported in 2010. In 2011, 2 Maryland law enforcement officers died in the line of duty, and 3,503 Maryland law enforcement officers were assaulted, a 5-percent decrease in similar assaults in 2010. In 2011, there were 2.7 full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 population. The Maryland crime-data collection program also collects and reports data on domestic violence, hate bias, and carjacking incidents and arrests. These data are reported in separate publications. A 10-year crime index chart is provided. Extensive tables and figures
Main Term(s): State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Assaults on police; Maryland; Offense statistics; Police deaths; Police personnel; Police statistics; Property crime statistics; State Uniform Crime Reports; Violent crime statistics
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.