Reported Annual Crime In Belfast

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBelfast/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime129n/a (estimate)1,9301,7702,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBelfast/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.55.3
Rape2n/a29.930.940.4
Robbery0n/a0.020.0102.8
Assault8n/a119.771.3248.5
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)150124386
Burglary25n/a374.0300.6468.9
Theft88n/a1,316.41,286.81,745.0
Vehicle theft6n/a89.858.2236.9
Property crime119n/a (estimate)1,7801,6462,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Belfast, ME. The total number of reported crimes in Belfast, ME is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Belfast, ME crime rate is 9% higher than the Maine average and is 32% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Belfast, ME has a violent crime rate that is 21% higher than the Maine average and 61% lower than the national average. For property crime, Belfast, ME is 8% higher than the Maine average and 27% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Belfast is 32% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.29 daily crimes that occur in Belfast.
  • Belfast is safer than 60% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Belfast you have a 1 in 52 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Belfast has decreased by 43%.

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Daily Crime In Belfast (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Belfast, ME is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Maine and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Belfast, ME are 1.09 times more than the Maine average and 1.47 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Belfast, ME are 1.21 times more than than Maine and 2.58 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Belfast, ME are 1.08 times more than than Maine and 1.38 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Belfast (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Maine and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Belfast, ME? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Belfast, ME has been ranked safer than 36% of other cities in the state of Maine. In addition, Belfast, ME is safer than 60% 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 Belfast, ME. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Belfast, ME is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Belfast

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Belfast is 1 in 669
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Belfast is 1 in 57
The chance of being a victim of crime in Belfast is 1 in 52
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Belfast, 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 Belfast, ME, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 669. 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 57 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 Belfast, ME is 1 in 52.

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

A good indicator of whether Belfast, 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 Belfast, ME has increased by 25%, while the property crime rate in Belfast, ME has decreased by 45% year over year. The number of total crimes in Belfast, ME has decreased by 43% year over year.

Belfast police department

ItemBelfastMaineNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)141,653558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.13.3
There are a total of 14 Belfast police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.9% greater than the Maine average and 35.4% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Castine, ME89950665715
Camden, ME3,33862679740
Searsport, ME925389901,028
Bucksport, ME2,564811,2381,319
Belfast, ME6,6411501,7801,930

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Alta Sierra, CA6,6393892,2302,619
Oneonta, AL6,6453773,1253,502
Twin Lakes, CO6,6453763,0053,381
Opp, AL6,6355711,8182,388
Eldorado at Santa Fe, NM6,6482281,2801,509
Belfast, ME6,6411501,7801,930
Source: The Belfast, 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.