Reported Annual Crime In Scarborough

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleScarborough/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime408n/a (estimate)2,0551,7702,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleScarborough/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.55.3
Rape1n/a5.030.940.4
Robbery3n/a15.120.0102.8
Assault8n/a40.371.3248.5
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)60124386
Burglary36n/a181.4300.6468.9
Theft353n/a1,778.31,286.81,745.0
Vehicle theft7n/a35.358.2236.9
Property crime396n/a (estimate)1,9951,6462,451
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Scarborough, ME. All reported Scarborough, ME crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Scarborough, ME overall crime rate is 16% higher than in comparison to the Maine average; and is also 28% lower than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Scarborough, ME, the rate is 51% lower than compared to the Maine average, and 84% lower than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Scarborough, ME comes in at 21% higher than to the average seen in Maine, and 19% lower than the overall national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Falmouth Foreside, ME1,59317231248
Cumberland Center, ME2,63619258278
West Kennebunk, ME1,13120266286
Steep Falls, ME1,24546609655
Cousins Island, ME51350665715
Littlejohn Island, ME12350665715
South Windham, ME1,19055729783
Scarborough, ME4,931601,9952,055

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Scarborough is 28% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.63 daily crimes that occur in Scarborough.
  • Scarborough is safer than 68% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Scarborough you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Scarborough has increased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Scarborough (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Scarborough, ME per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Maine and on a national scale. In Scarborough, ME the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.16 times more than the Maine average and 1.38 times less than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Scarborough, ME is 2.05 times less than the Maine average and 6.39 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Scarborough, ME has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.21 times more than the Maine average and 1.23 times less than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Scarborough (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Scarborough, 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 Scarborough, ME to other cities in the state and across the country, Scarborough, ME is 47% safer than other cities of Maine and 68% 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, Scarborough, ME has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Scarborough, ME crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Scarborough

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Scarborough is 1 in 1655
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Scarborough is 1 in 51
The chance of being a victim of crime in Scarborough is 1 in 49
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Scarborough, ME? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Scarborough, ME you have a 1 in 1655 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 51 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Scarborough, ME.

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

The year over year crime rate for Scarborough, ME is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Scarborough, 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 increased by 7% in Scarborough, ME, while property crimes in Scarborough, ME have increased by 5%. Crimes in total for Scarborough, ME have increased by 5% year over year.

Scarborough police department

ItemScarboroughMaineNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)531,653556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.13.3
There are a total of 53 Scarborough police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 35.5% greater than the Maine average and 14.5% 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
Whiting, IN4,9304743,4653,940
Wauchula, FL4,9303852,4312,816
Demarest, NJ4,92920416436
Winona Lake, IN4,9342291,4631,692
Singac, NJ4,9281711,0801,251
Scarborough, ME4,931601,9952,055
Source: The Scarborough, 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.