Reported Annual Crime In Sanford

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanford/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime772n/a (estimate)3,6871,9602,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanford/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.74.9
Rape14n/a66.935.738.6
Robbery8n/a38.223.4101.9
Assault27n/a129.069.3237.8
Violent crime49n/a (estimate)234130373
Burglary113n/a539.7352.4491.4
Theft583n/a2,784.71,416.41,775.4
Vehicle theft27n/a129.061.2220.2
Property crime723n/a (estimate)3,4531,8302,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Sanford, ME for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Sanford, 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 Sanford, ME crime rates are 88% higher than in comparison to the Maine mean and are 29% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Sanford, ME has a rate that is 80% higher than the Maine average; compared to the United States, it is 37% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Sanford, ME is 89% higher than its state's mean, and 39% higher than the country's 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
North Berwick, ME1,58821943964
Milton, NH8012181,2201,438
Berwick, ME2,048531,3901,443
Sanford, ME20,8532343,4533,687

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sanford is 29% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.1 daily crimes that occur in Sanford.
  • Sanford is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sanford you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sanford has decreased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Sanford (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Sanford, ME per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Maine as well as national figures. In Sanford, ME the total number of daily crimes is 1.88 times more than the Maine average and 1.29 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Sanford, ME are 1.80 times more than the Maine average and 1.59 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Sanford, ME has a daily crime rate that is 1.89 times more than the Maine average and 1.39 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Sanford (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Sanford, 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 Sanford, ME to other cities in the state and across the country, Sanford, ME is 10% safer than other cities of Maine and 35% 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, Sanford, ME has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Sanford, ME crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sanford

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sanford is 1 in 428
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sanford is 1 in 29
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sanford is 1 in 28
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sanford, ME? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Sanford, ME you have a 1 in 428 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 29 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sanford, ME.

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

A good indicator of whether Sanford, ME is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Sanford, ME has decreased by 37%, while the property crime rate in Sanford, ME has decreased by 2% year over year. The number of total crimes in Sanford, ME has decreased by 5% year over year.

Sanford police department

ItemSanfordMaineNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)451,653556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.13.3
There are a total of 45 Sanford police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.4% greater than the Maine average and 34.2% 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
Havelock, NC20,850241,0541,078
Liberal, KS20,8464122,5462,958
Grayslake, IL20,8631811,4441,625
Saginaw, TX20,8401761,9302,106
Allison Park, PA20,8672161,2431,459
Sanford, ME20,8532343,4533,687
Source: The Sanford, 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.