How safe is Baltimore, MD?
Baltimore's crime rate is significantly higher than the national rate, with the metro area experiencing its fair share of violent crime – particularly within the city proper. However, there are plenty of central Baltimore neighborhoods where residents feel safe walking around, including Mount Vernon and Federal Hill. The metro area's suburban communities also have lower crime rates than the city itself.
Index Score: 3.9 /10
Baltimore has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.