Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBucksport/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime46n/a (estimate)9061,3172,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)39103370
Vehicle theft2n/a39.470.9282.7
Property crime44n/a (estimate)8661,2141,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Bucksport, ME

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Bucksport is 61% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Bucksport, there were 2 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 39 per 100,000 individuals, 89.4% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 44 property crimes, amounting to 866 per 100,000 residents, 55.7% lower than the U.S. average.

Bucksport distinguishes itself with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the U.S., reporting a mere 39 violent crimes per 100,000 people. This achievement firmly establishes Bucksport among the safest cities in the nation, rendering it an alluring choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Bucksport experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

Is Bucksport a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Bucksport is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Bucksport has a total crime rate that is 61% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.13 daily crimes (0.01 violent daily crimes and 0.12 daily property crimes) in Bucksport.

Has Crime in Bucksport Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Bucksport has increased by 4.6% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Bucksport is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 50%, while property crime has increased by 10%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Bucksport.

Potential Causes for Crime in Bucksport

Bucksport reports an unemployment rate of 3.6%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Bucksport crime rates.

In Bucksport, 91.6% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Bucksport, the cost of living is 3.22% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Bucksport crime map

The Bucksport crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bucksport as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Bucksport crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Bucksport crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Bucksport crime rates are 61% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Bucksport are 89% lower than the national average
      • In Bucksport you have a 1 in 111 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Bucksport is safer than 84% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Bucksport has increased by 1%

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        Daily Crime In Bucksport (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bucksport

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bucksport is 1 in 2540
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bucksport is 1 in 116
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Bucksport is 1 in 111

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

        Bucksport police department

        Item Bucksport Maine National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)111,653558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.13.3
        There are a total of 11 Bucksport police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.9% greater than the Maine average and 31.6% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Maine

        State Total offenders Maine /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 2,822 sex offenders in Maine. This yields a total of 220 sex offenders in Maine per 100,000 residents which is 17% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Searsport, ME1,0390225225
        Winterport, ME1,45033395428
        Hampden, ME4,37313496509
        Belfast, ME6,71014611625
        Brewer, ME9,026312,2422,273
        Bangor, ME32,0291624,8324,994
        Bucksport, ME2,87939866906

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        Colfax, WA2,8791951,7381,933
        Falmouth, KY2,87901,3741,374
        Indialantic, FL2,87941248289
        Kilauea, HI2,8791009351,035
        Bucksport, ME2,87939866906
        Source: The Bucksport, ME crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.