Reported Annual Crime In Augusta

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAugusta/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime752n/a (estimate)4,0991,7702,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAugusta/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.55.3
Rape18n/a98.130.940.4
Robbery13n/a70.920.0102.8
Assault45n/a245.371.3248.5
Violent crime76n/a (estimate)414124386
Burglary112n/a610.5300.6468.9
Theft547n/a2,981.41,286.81,745.0
Vehicle theft17n/a92.758.2236.9
Property crime676n/a (estimate)3,6851,6462,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Augusta, ME for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Augusta, ME is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Augusta, ME crime rates are 132% higher than in comparison to the Maine mean and are 44% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Augusta, ME has a rate that is 235% higher than the Maine average; compared to the United States, it is 7% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Augusta, ME is 124% higher than its state's mean, and 50% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Richmond, ME1,65359324383
Randolph, ME1,81455727782
Farmingdale, ME1,95361813875
Hallowell, ME2,427439991,042
Winthrop, ME2,6541539511,104
Gardiner, ME5,670542,3392,393
Augusta, ME18,6914143,6854,099

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Augusta is 44% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.23 daily crimes that occur in Augusta.
  • Augusta is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Augusta you have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Augusta has decreased by 26%.

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Daily Crime In Augusta (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Augusta, ME per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Maine as well as national figures. In Augusta, ME the total number of daily crimes is 2.32 times more than the Maine average and 1.44 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Augusta, ME are 3.35 times more than the Maine average and 1.07 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Augusta, ME has a daily crime rate that is 2.24 times more than the Maine average and 1.50 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Augusta (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Augusta, ME area in comparison to other Maine communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Augusta, ME being safer than 1% of cities in Maine and 22% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Maine cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Augusta, ME. In conclusion, Augusta, ME now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Augusta

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Augusta is 1 in 242
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Augusta is 1 in 28
The chance of being a victim of crime in Augusta is 1 in 25
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Augusta, ME? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Augusta, ME your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 242. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 28 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Augusta, ME is 1 in 25.

Year Over Year Crime In Augusta (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Augusta, ME is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Augusta, ME has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Augusta, ME has decreased by 28% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Augusta, ME has decreased by 26% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Augusta police department

ItemAugustaMaineNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)541,653558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.13.3
There are a total of 54 Augusta police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.1% greater than the Maine average and 13.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Maine

StateTotal offendersMaine /100KNational /100K
Maine3,169246222
There are a total of 3,169 sex offenders in Maine. This yields a total of 246 sex offenders in Maine per 100,000 residents which is 11% greater than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Deerfield, IL18,68626641668
Fairmont, WV18,6994221,7562,178
Forest Park, OH18,6792523,3913,642
South Burlington, VT18,704743,0433,117
Morristown, NJ18,6773341,6932,028
Augusta, ME18,6914143,6854,099
Source: The Augusta, ME crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.