Reported Annual Crime In Houlton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHoulton/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime202n/a (estimate)3,4221,9602,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHoulton/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a16.91.74.9
Rape4n/a67.835.738.6
Robbery1n/a16.923.4101.9
Assault3n/a50.869.3237.8
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)152130373
Burglary17n/a288.0352.4491.4
Theft171n/a2,896.81,416.41,775.4
Vehicle theft5n/a84.761.2220.2
Property crime193n/a (estimate)3,2701,8302,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Houlton, ME for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Houlton, 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 Houlton, ME crime rates are 75% higher than in comparison to the Maine mean and are 20% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Houlton, ME has a rate that is 17% higher than the Maine average; compared to the United States, it is 59% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Houlton, ME is 79% higher than its state's mean, and 31% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Houlton is 20% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.38 daily crimes that occur in Houlton.
  • Houlton is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Houlton you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Houlton has increased by 44%.

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Daily Crime In Houlton (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Houlton, ME per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Maine as well as national figures. In Houlton, ME the total number of daily crimes is 1.75 times more than the Maine average and 1.20 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Houlton, ME are 1.17 times more than the Maine average and 2.44 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Houlton, ME has a daily crime rate that is 1.79 times more than the Maine average and 1.31 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Houlton (higher is better)

How safe is Houlton, ME compared to other cities in Maine and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Houlton, ME is safer than 21% of the cities in Maine and 42% 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 Houlton, ME. Overall, Houlton, ME is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Houlton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Houlton is 1 in 656
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Houlton is 1 in 31
The chance of being a victim of crime in Houlton is 1 in 30
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Houlton, ME? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Houlton, ME you have a 1 in 656 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Houlton, ME.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Houlton, 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 Houlton, ME has decreased by 9%, while the property crime rate in Houlton, ME has increased by 48% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Houlton, ME has increased by 44% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Houlton police department

ItemHoultonMaineNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)201,653556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.32.13.3
There are a total of 20 Houlton police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.2% greater than the Maine average and 0.5% greater 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
Houlton, ME4,8401523,2703,422

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Sonora, CA4,8448797,6388,516
Pinehurst, TX4,8358172,9813,798
Houlton, ME4,8401523,2703,422
Source: The Houlton, 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.