Ocean Pines named one of Maryland safest communities 

Ocean Pines was once again named one of the safest cities in Maryland, according to Background Checks.org.  

According to the online site, “Although it’s overall violent and property crime rates are marred by the high crime in Baltimore, by far Maryland’s largest city, the Old Line State is home to many very safe communities. In fact, six Maryland cities scored a 0.6 or higher on our Safety Index, which rates the safety of U.S. cities on a variety of factors, including crime rates and the concentration of law enforcement.” 

Ocean Pines ranked as the fourth-safest city in Maryland, trailing only Easton, Havre de Grace and Bel Air.  

“Ocean Pines is the final Maryland city to score above a 0.3 on the Safety Index (it scored a 0.33), which it did by managing very impressive crime rates compared to the state, at large: a violent crime rate below 2 per 1,000 and a property crime below 7 per 1,000,” the site said.  

Background Checks.org uses the most-recent FBI crime statistics to create rankings for 2,929 cities in the United States with populations of 10,000 or higher.  

“We are proud that Ocean Pines is once again one of Maryland’s Safest Communities,” Police Chief David Massey said. “The efforts of our citizens and police officers to keep us safe is continual. Keeping Ocean Pines safe ensures property values and makes us attractive to future residents.” 

To read the full report, visit https://backgroundchecks.org/safest-cities-in-maryland.html. 

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