Reported Annual Crime In Biddeford

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBiddeford/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,115n/a (estimate)5,2211,9602,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBiddeford/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.74.9
Rape14n/a65.635.738.6
Robbery26n/a121.823.4101.9
Assault63n/a295.069.3237.8
Violent crime103n/a (estimate)482130373
Burglary131n/a613.4352.4491.4
Theft866n/a4,055.31,416.41,775.4
Vehicle theft15n/a70.261.2220.2
Property crime1,012n/a (estimate)4,7391,8302,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Biddeford, ME is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Biddeford, ME. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Biddeford, ME averages 166% higher than the rest of Maine while the rate of crime on a national scale is 83% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Biddeford, ME is 271% higher than the average rate of crime in Maine and 29% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 159% higher than the remainder of the state of Maine and 91% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Biddeford, ME area.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Biddeford is 83% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.3 daily crimes that occur in Biddeford.
  • Biddeford is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Biddeford you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Biddeford has increased by 13%.

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Daily Crime In Biddeford (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Biddeford, ME per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Maine and on a national level. In Biddeford, ME the total number of daily crimes is 2.66 times more than the Maine average and 1.83 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Biddeford, ME is 3.71 times more than the Maine average and 1.29 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Biddeford, ME has a daily crime rate that is 2.59 times more than the Maine average and 1.91 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Biddeford (higher is better)

How safe is Biddeford, ME compared to other cities in Maine and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Biddeford, ME is safer than 1% of the cities in Maine and 16% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Maine and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Biddeford, ME. Overall, Biddeford, ME is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Biddeford

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Biddeford is 1 in 208
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Biddeford is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Biddeford is 1 in 20
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Biddeford, ME? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Biddeford, ME, then there is a 1 in 208 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 22. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 20 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Biddeford, ME.

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

The year over year crime rate for Biddeford, ME is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Biddeford, ME has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 1% in Biddeford, ME, while property crimes in Biddeford, ME have increased by 15%. Crimes in total for Biddeford, ME have increased by 13% year over year.

Biddeford police department

ItemBiddefordMaineNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)661,653556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.12.13.3
There are a total of 66 Biddeford police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 49.6% greater than the Maine average and 5.6% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
West Kennebunk, ME1,13121296317
Kennebunk, ME5,57536688724
Lake Arrowhead, ME2,89055776831
North Berwick, ME1,58821943964
Kennebunkport, ME1,1821129241,036
Biddeford, ME21,3034824,7395,221

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Palm Springs, FL21,3025426,1196,661
St. Andrews, SC21,2986424,1974,839
East Moline, IL21,2943262,3842,710
Merrick, NY21,293160674833
Union Hill-Novelty Hill, WA21,3131191,4551,574
Biddeford, ME21,3034824,7395,221
Source: The Biddeford, ME crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.