Reported Annual Crime In Waterville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaterville/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime761n/a (estimate)4,6691,9602,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWaterville/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.74.9
Rape11n/a67.535.738.6
Robbery8n/a49.123.4101.9
Assault24n/a147.269.3237.8
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)264130373
Burglary61n/a374.2352.4491.4
Theft638n/a3,914.11,416.41,775.4
Vehicle theft19n/a116.661.2220.2
Property crime718n/a (estimate)4,4051,8302,487
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Waterville, ME. These figures on reported criminal activity in Waterville, ME, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Waterville, ME is 138% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Maine, and when compared with the national average, is 63% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Waterville, ME has 103% higher than violent crime rate than Maine average, while remaining 29% lower than the national average. In property crime, Waterville, ME is 141% higher than the average of Maine and is 77% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Waterville is 63% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.79 daily crimes that occur in Waterville.
  • Waterville is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Waterville you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Waterville has increased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Waterville (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Waterville, ME for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Maine as well as those across America as a whole. The Waterville, ME total amount of daily offenses is 2.38 times more than the Maine average and 1.63 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Waterville, ME is 2.03 times more than the Maine average, and it is 1.41 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Waterville, ME has a daily crime figure that is 2.41 times more than the Maine average and 1.77 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Waterville (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Maine and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Waterville, ME? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Waterville, ME has been ranked safer than 5% of other cities in the state of Maine. In addition, Waterville, ME is safer than 25% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Maine and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Waterville, ME. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Waterville, ME is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Waterville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Waterville is 1 in 380
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Waterville is 1 in 23
The chance of being a victim of crime in Waterville is 1 in 22
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Waterville, 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 Waterville, ME, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 380. 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 23 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 Waterville, ME is 1 in 22.

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

Determining whether Waterville, ME is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Waterville, ME has decreased by 20% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Waterville, ME has increased by 1% in the same time frame.

Waterville police department

ItemWatervilleMaineNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)391,653556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.13.3
There are a total of 39 Waterville police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.5% greater than the Maine average and 24% 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
Norridgewock, ME1,25455769824
Winslow, ME7,709921,0791,171
Clinton, ME1,2541791,0751,254
Oakland, ME2,5161291,1751,304
Fairfield, ME2,7732303,3713,600
Waterville, ME15,8862644,4054,669

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Adelphi, MD15,8855672,8723,439
Rye, NY15,8926299305
Gibsonton, FL15,8935863,5694,156
Wilkinsburg, PA15,8944372,5182,955
Merrifield, VA15,87380761841
Waterville, ME15,8862644,4054,669
Source: The Waterville, 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.