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Crime Report for Forest Heights,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Forest Heights, is 2.9 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Forest Heights Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Forest Heights, has a violent crime rate of 232 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 1161 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Forest Heights 232
MD 1161
National 676

Forest Heights, is in the 34% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 55% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 34% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Forest Heights, or said another way, 66% of cities in have crime rates higher than Forest Heights.


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Crime Forest Heights MD Nation
Violent Crime Total 231.6 1161.3 676
Murder / NNH 0.0 22.0 6.5
Forcible Rape 0.0 21.3 31.1
Robbery Rate 77.2 452.7 197.4
Aggravated Assault 154.4 665.2 315
Property Crime Total 1466.6 4549.4 3726.9
Burglary 849.1 1027.4 812.3
Larceny Theft 308.8 2892.3 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 308.8 629.7 382.3
Arson 0.0 51.1 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Forest Heights, has a property crime rate of 1466.6 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 4549.4 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Forest Heights 1466.6
MD 4549.4
National 3727



Forest Heights Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 19
National Percentile Rank - 27