Pocomoke City, MD crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Pocomoke City is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Pocomoke City is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Pocomoke City is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Pocomoke City has a crime rate that is higher than 85% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Pocomoke City to other communities of similar population, then Pocomoke City crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Pocomoke City 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.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Pocomoke City does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Pocomoke City.

For Pocomoke City, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Pocomoke City than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1363, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pocomoke City's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Pocomoke City a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Pocomoke City is one in 37.

Pocomoke City Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Pocomoke City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
National Median: 4
    Pocomoke City

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,363

in Pocomoke City

1 in 220

in Maryland


Population: 4,088
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 2 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.24 0.49 0.00


Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
National Median: 21
    Pocomoke City

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 37

in Pocomoke City

1 in 51

in Maryland

Pocomoke City Property CRIMES

Population: 4,088
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 16 93 3
Rate per 1,000 3.91 22.75 0.73

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Pocomoke City Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
National Median: 28.3
    Pocomoke City

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Zip Codes in Pocomoke City, MD