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Safest Cities in Maine

2019 Guide to Maine's Safest Cities

List of Maine’s Safest Cities

 

This list of the Safest Cities in Maine includes only cities with a population of 10,000 and above.  There are many smaller towns and communities which would certainly qualify as some of the safest places to live in Maine, but would be considered more rural than urban in nature.

Known as The Pine Tree State, Maine is the northernmost state in the contiguous 48 states. It is the 42nd most populated state in the country. 

Sparsely populated, Maine ranks 32nd in median household income, at $56,277.

 

Average Maine Crime Rate

 

Known for its rocky coastline and lobster, Maine has a comparatively low crime rate. The average Maine crime rate is as follows:

Avg. Property Crime in Maine

Average Maine Crime Rate -Property Crimes

(per 100,000 residents)

 

What are the Safest Places to Live in Maine?

 

Also known as Vacationland, Maine is fairly sparsely populated with a fairly low crime rate. There are many communities with especially low crime rates.

Six of the Top 10 Safest Cities in Maine had less than 200 property crimes.

Seven of the Top 10 Safest Cities in Maine had 10 or lessviolent crimes.

If you are looking for the best places to live in Maine, this list of safest cities in ME is a good place to start.

Following are the top cities with populations above 10,000 which have been recognized as the safest communities in Maine.

The Top 10 Safest Cities in Maine

(Population 10,000 +)

1.   Kennebunk

2.   Gorham

3.   Orono

4.   Wells

5.   Falmouth

6.   York

7.   Windham

8.   Scarborough

9.   Brunswick

10. Saco

Safest Cities in Maine – Video Summary

 

Kennebunk, ME

Kennebunk, ME

Population

11,406

Violent Crimes

7

Property Crimes

46

Gorham, ME

Gorham, ME

Population

17,554

Violent Crimes

11

Property Crimes

110

Orono, ME

Orono, ME

Population

11,400

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

79

Wells, ME

Wells, ME

Population

10,287

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

85

Falmouth, ME

Falmouth, ME

Population

12,260

Violent Crimes

4

Property Crimes

122

York, ME

York, ME

Population

13,018

Violent Crimes

9

Property Crimes

143

Windham, ME

Windham, ME

Population

18,175

Violent Crimes

10

Property Crimes

270

Scarborough, ME

Scarborough, ME

Population

20,215

Violent Crimes

8

Property Crimes

304

Brunswick, ME

Brunswick, ME

Population

20,711

Violent Crimes

29

Property Crimes

314

Saco, ME

Saco, ME

Population

19,332

Violent Crimes

27

Property Crimes

334

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How We Rated the Safest Cities in Maine

 

To rank the safest towns and cities of Maine, we referenced the most recent complete (2017) FBI Uniform Crime Report. Towns and cities with ten thousand residents or higher, who recorded their crime data, were included.

We analyzed both “Violent” (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and “Property Crimes” (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft).  In order to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, these figures were weighted. Property crimes which were factored by .50 and were added to the violent crimes.

The sum of the two was then divided by the population in the community. For comparison purposes, we normalized the mathematical finding to reflect weighted criminal offenses per 100,000.

 

The Best Places to Live in Maine – Crime Ratings

 

While no rating system is perfect, this provides a reasonably good mathematical gauge of the overall safety and security in the community. If you’re looking to find the best places to live in Maine, this list is a great place to start.

Please note that not every town and city reports their records. If a town or city did not report their stats to the FBI, they were not included in the list.  Any communities with reporting ommissions or anomalies might also not be reflected in this year’s rankings.

When evaluating a community, one must realize that certain neighborhoods inside any city may have much lower crime rates than other areas. This is especially true in larger cities. Consequently, it is important to check into specific neighborhoods within the community and talk with local authorities to get a feel for the security and safety of a neighborhood.

If you are interested in ways to keep your family and home safer, check out our Tips for Better Home Security…and consider a professionally monitored home security system.

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