Women and Public Safety
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The Maryland Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention provides a historic database of crime rates by County. This dataset provides an overview of how crime trends have changed over time, covering the years from 1975 to 2016. The chart below shows the data for Montgomery County. Viewers can also view the rate for the state of Maryland by clicking on the "Yes" option under "Include State Average."
Women in the Judiciary
Women accounted for less than a third (32%) of the traffic citations and warnings issued in 2017 (based on traffic stop data posted to dataMontgomery). In particular, women are far less likely to be cited for reckless (1,101 vs. 3,708) and impaired driving (1,586 vs. 5,347) than men. While still accounting for a lower share than men, women experience higher rates of citations for mobile phone use (43%) and for car driver charges related to pedestrians and bicycles (41%). Note that these rates do not consider volume: speeding, traffic signs, and driver license related citations account for the top 3 categories for both men and women. Across categories, women receive a warning rather than a citation in 60% of cases, whereas men receive a warning only in 52% of cases.