The Maryland State Police has served the citizens of Maryland since its inception in 1921. The troopers are among the finest law enforcement officers in the world and each one is sworn to uphold our core values of Integrity, Fairness and Service in the state of Maryland. The Mission of the Maryland State Police is to protect the citizens of the State of Maryland from foreign and domestic security threats, to fight crime, and to promote roadway safety by upholding the laws of the State.
The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is one measure that has been taken in the establishment of an effective Criminal Justice Information System for the state. The Maryland UCR Program provides the means to deliver valid data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation from a single agency and also to consolidate it into an annual report entitled Crime in Maryland. A total of 195,517 actual Index Offenses were reported to law enforcement agencies in Maryland during the year 2011. The Crime Index Offenses represent the most common problem to law enforcement. They are categorized as Violent Crimes, which includes murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault, or as Property Crimes, which includes breaking or entering, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. Each of these Index Offenses are recorded by counties and consolidated into an annual report.
For more information on the Maryland State Police, please visit their website. For more information on Maryland’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program and the reported crimes that were recently recorded, please visit the 2011 Uniform Crime Report titled Crime in Maryland that is displayed here!