Reported Annual Crime In Gorham

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGorham/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime187n/a (estimate)1,0881,9602,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGorham/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.74.9
Rape0n/a0.035.738.6
Robbery1n/a5.823.4101.9
Assault6n/a34.969.3237.8
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)41130373
Burglary60n/a349.0352.4491.4
Theft115n/a669.01,416.41,775.4
Vehicle theft5n/a29.161.2220.2
Property crime180n/a (estimate)1,0471,8302,487
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Gorham, 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 Gorham, 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 Gorham, ME averages 45% lower than the rest of Maine while the rate of crime on a national scale is 62% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Gorham, ME is 69% lower than the average rate of crime in Maine and 89% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 43% lower than the remainder of the state of Maine and 58% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Gorham, ME area.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Falmouth Foreside, ME1,59318257275
Cumberland Center, ME2,63620287307
Steep Falls, ME1,24548677725
Gray, ME1,13952727779
Cousins Island, ME51353739792
Yarmouth, ME5,64523783807
South Windham, ME1,19058810867
Gorham, ME6,596411,0471,088

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Gorham is 62% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.98 daily crimes that occur in Gorham.
  • Gorham is safer than 85% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Gorham you have a 1 in 92 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Gorham has decreased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In Gorham (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Gorham, ME per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Maine as well as national figures. In Gorham, ME the total number of daily crimes is 1.80 times less than the Maine average and 2.63 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Gorham, ME are 3.19 times less than the Maine average and 9.15 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Gorham, ME has a daily crime rate that is 1.75 times less than the Maine average and 2.38 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Gorham (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Gorham, ME in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Maine as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Gorham, ME to other cities in the state and across the country, Gorham, ME is 87% safer than other cities of Maine and 85% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Maine cities and all around the United States, Gorham, ME has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Gorham, ME crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gorham

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gorham is 1 in 2456
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gorham is 1 in 96
The chance of being a victim of crime in Gorham is 1 in 92
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Gorham, ME? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Gorham, ME, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 2456. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 96 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Gorham, ME is 1 in 92.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Gorham, 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 Gorham, ME has decreased by 31%, while the property crime rate in Gorham, ME has decreased by 11% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Gorham, ME has decreased by 12% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Gorham police department

ItemGorhamMaineNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)251,653556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.13.3
There are a total of 25 Gorham police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 26.2% less than the Maine average and 53.4% 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
West Samoset, FL6,5976013,6594,260
Yorketown, NJ6,5981611,0291,191
Horseheads, NY6,5934261,7982,224
Canton, NY6,6004401,8572,297
Fircrest, WA6,5921642,5072,671
Gorham, ME6,596411,0471,088
Source: The Gorham, 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.