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Crime Statistics for Maine

State of Maine

Overall Crime Rating:

A- (53.60% lower than national average)

Investing in a security camera system effectively protects your home and family from criminals. Research consistently shows that these devices deter crime, with a reduction of 65% or more. Additionally, having surveillance cameras provides valuable evidence of criminal activity occurring. Surveillance camera systems are a proven cost-effective method to prevent, record, and decrease the overall rate of crime and will provide both you and your family with a much-needed peace of mind.

Cities with Highest Crime Rate:

  • Biddeford
  • Portland
  • Auburn
  • Lewiston
  • Sanford

  • Cities with Lowest Crime Rate:

  • Falmouth
  • Gorham
  • Windham
  • Kennebunk
  • Orono

  • Portland Crime Rating:

    B (10.51% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Portland is a port city and the most populous city in Maine. It is also the seat of Cumberland County. In April 2020, Portland had a population of 68,408. The Greater Portland metropolitan area has over half a million people, making it the 104th-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Portland has a historical connection to commercial shipping, the marine economy, and light industry. However, in the 21st-century, the city's economy relies mostly on the service sector and tourism. The Old Port neighborhood is well-known for its nightlife and 19th-century architecture. Despite the economic shift, the Port of Portland remains the second-largest tonnage seaport in New England as of 2019. The city seal of Portland depicts a phoenix rising from ashes, symbolizing its recovery from four devastating fires. Portland was named after the English Isle of Portland, and the city of Portland, Oregon was named after Portland, Maine. The word "Portland" comes from the Old English word Portlanda, which means "land surrounding a harbor". The Greater Portland area has become an important center for the creative economy, which has also brought gentrification.

    Lewiston Crime Rating:

    B (23.64% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Lewiston is a city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. It is the second most populous city in the state. The city is located halfway between Augusta and Portland. Lewiston is part of the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Statistical Area. It has a significant impact on the diversity, religion, commerce, education, and economy of Maine. The city has a low cost of living, good access to medical care, and a low violent-crime rate. In recent years, Lewiston has experienced economic and social growth. English is the dominant language, but it also has a large Somali population and the largest French-speaking population in the United States. The area's history can be traced back to the presence of the Androscoggin tribe. Lewiston was incorporated in 1795. The Androscoggin River and Lewiston Falls made it attractive for manufacturing and hydro-power businesses. The city saw rapid economic growth in the 18th century. Irish immigrants played a significant role in building the railroad and textile mills. The population of Lewiston grew rapidly, with many Quebecers migrating to the city. In 1855, the Maine State Seminary was founded, which later became Bates College. Lewiston is home to several notable attractions, including the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, colleges and universities, historic places, and two major hospitals. The city's population was 37,121 according to the 2020 United States Census.

    Bangor Crime Rating:

    B+ (39.21% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Bangor is a city in Maine, United States. It has a population of 31,753, making it the state's third-largest settlement. The city is known as the "Queen City." Bangor was established in the mid-19th century and was centered around the lumber and shipbuilding industries. Logs from the Maine North Woods were floated downstream to the city's sawmills, processed, and then shipped from the port to the Atlantic Ocean. Today, Bangor's economy is based on services, retail, healthcare, and education. The city has a port of entry at Bangor International Airport, which is also home to the Bangor Air National Guard Base. In the past, Bangor was an important stopover on the Great Circle Air Route. The city has a humid continental climate, with cold winters and warm summers.

    South Portland Crime Rating:

    B+ (41.68% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    South Portland is a city in Maine, USA. It became a city in 1898 and has a population of 26,498 according to the 2020 census. The city is known for its working waterfront and is located on Portland Harbor, offering views of Portland and the islands of Casco Bay. South Portland is a hub for retail and industry due to its convenient transportation options. Contrary to its name, South Portland was never a part of Portland, but was originally a part of Cape Elizabeth. It separated from Cape Elizabeth in 1895. Both Cape Elizabeth and Portland were once part of Falmouth. Cape Elizabeth, including what is now South Portland, broke away from Falmouth in 1765. South Portland is one of the principal cities in the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford metropolitan area.

    Auburn Crime Rating:

    B (17.19% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Auburn is located in south-central Maine in the United States. It serves as the county seat of Androscoggin County. According to the 2020 census, the population of Auburn was 24,061. Locally, Auburn and its sister city Lewiston are referred to as the Twin Cities or Lewiston-Auburn (L-A).

    Biddeford Crime Rating:

    B (8.35% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Biddeford is a city located in York County, Maine, in the United States. It serves as the main commercial hub for York County. According to the 2020 census, its population was 22,552. Biddeford is part of a larger area known as the twin cities, along with Saco. This area also includes the resort communities of Biddeford Pool and Fortunes Rocks. The town is home to the University of New England and hosts the annual La Kermesse Franco-Americaine Festival. Europeans first visited Biddeford in 1616, making it one of the earliest European settlements in the country. Notably, Biddeford is also home to Saint Joseph's Church, which is the tallest building in the state of Maine. Additionally, Biddeford serves as a significant population center within the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metropolitan statistical area.

    Sanford Crime Rating:

    B+ (31.96% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Burglary

    Sanford is a city located in York County, Maine, United States. According to the 2020 census, its population was 21,982, making it the seventh largest municipality in the state. The city is situated on the Mousam River and includes the village of Springvale. Sanford is known for its lakes in wooded areas, which are popular among campers. It is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford, Maine metropolitan statistical area. On November 6, 2012, Sanford voters approved a new charter to re-incorporate the city and change its form of government. The town meeting format was replaced with a city council/mayor/strong manager system. The new charter became effective on January 1, 2013. The first mayor was appointed from the city councilors and served in an interim capacity for one year. Maura A. Herlihy was the first mayor of Sanford, appointed on January 8, 2013. In 2014, a mayor was elected at-large. Thomas Cote was elected as mayor on November 5, 2013. Since 2016, the mayoral position has been elected at-large every two years during legislative election cycles.

    Brunswick Crime Rating:

    A (71.78% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Brunswick is a town located in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. According to the 2020 United States Census, the population of Brunswick was 21,756. The town is a part of the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metropolitan area. Brunswick is notable for being the home of Bowdoin College, which is renowned for its academic programs. Additionally, the town is known for hosting the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, the Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum, and the Maine State Music Theatre. In the past, Brunswick was also home to the U.S. Naval Air Station Brunswick. However, the air station was permanently closed on May 31, 2011, and the area has since undergone redevelopment as "Brunswick Landing".

    Scarborough Crime Rating:

    A (71.78% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Scarborough is a town in Cumberland County, Maine. It is situated on the southern coast of the state. Scarborough is approximately 7 miles south of Portland. It is included in the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford metropolitan statistical area in Maine. According to the 2020 census, the population of Scarborough was 22,135. This makes it the most populous town in Maine, even though it is not classified as a city.

    Saco Crime Rating:

    B+ (49.79% lower than national average)

    Highest Risk Crime: Larceny Theft

    Saco is a city in York County, Maine, USA. The population was 20,381 in 2020. It is known for attractions like Ferry Beach State Park, Funtown Splashtown USA, and Thornton Academy. General Dynamics Armament Systems, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, is also located in Saco. The city attracts many tourists during the summer due to its amusement parks, beaches, and proximity to Old Orchard Beach. Saco is part of the Portland–South Portland–Biddeford metropolitan statistical area and is twin-city to Biddeford.


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