Maryland Criminal Records

  • Maryland has 1,286,061 total people (FBI, 2018).
  • Maryland is the 33rd largest state by population.

Court System

  • The Orphans' Court is a special court that handles wills, estates and other probate matters.
  • The District Court is a trial court that hears the most cases in Maryland. These cases include traffic violations, misdemeanors, limited felonies, civil matters with claims under $30,000, domestic violence cases, landlord/tenant matters, and small claims matters involving $5,000.
  • The Circuit Court is a trial court that hears juvenile cases, child protection, family matters, domestic violence matters, and most appeals from the District Court.
  • The Court of Special Appeals is the intermediate appellate court and it reviews both the District and Circuit Courts decisions to make sure the judge made the proper decision that follows the law and legal precedent.
  • The Court of Appeals is the highest court and if an individual is unhappy with the decision made by the Court of Special Appeals they may ask the Court of Appeals to review their case. The judges in the Court of Appeals choose the cases they want to hear, unless it involves a death penalty and then it is mandatory to hear the case.

Crime Statistics for Maryland (FBI, 2018)

Crime Category Reported Cases National Rank
Violent Crime 15,759 19th / 49 (High)
Murder 390 11th / 49 (High)
Rape 0 36th / 49 (Low)
Robbery 6,884 9th / 49 (Very High)
Aggravated Assault 7,915 24th / 49 (Moderate)
Property Crime 0 38th / 49 (Low)
Burglary 11,025 29th / 49 (Moderate)
Larceny Theft 31,961 34th / 49 (Low)
Motor Vehicle Theft 6,255 29th / 49 (Moderate)

Criminal Records in Maryland

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