Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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 peopleFarmington/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime85n/a (estimate)1,1301,3172,324
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)93103370
Vehicle theft4n/a53.270.9282.7
Property crime78n/a (estimate)1,0371,2141,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Farmington, ME

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Farmington is 51.4% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 7 violent crimes reported in Farmington, equivalent to 93 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 74.8%. Additionally, Farmington recorded 78 property crimes, amounting to 1037 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 46.9%.

Farmington stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 93 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Farmington secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Farmington reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Is Farmington a Safe Place to Live?

Is Farmington a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Farmington has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 51%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.23 daily incidents, encompassing 0.02 violent crimes and 0.21 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Farmington as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Farmington Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Farmington. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Farmington has increased by 9%. Violent crimes have decreased by 30%, while property crimes have increased by 14.7%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Farmington

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 Farmington, the cost of living is 2.23% higher than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

The median home price in Farmington is $164,400, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

Elevated rental costs can generate economic strain for both individuals and families, particularly those with restricted financial means. When a substantial proportion of one's income is allocated to housing costs, it often leaves limited resources for fulfilling other crucial necessities such as groceries, healthcare and education. This financial pressure can fuel desperation, potentially prompting individuals to resort to criminal actions, including theft or fraud, as a means of coping with their financial hardships. In Farmington, the average monthly rent stands at $738, while the national average is $949 per month.

Farmington crime map

The Farmington crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Farmington 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 Farmington crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Farmington 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

      • Farmington crime rates are 51% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Farmington are 75% lower than the national average
      • In Farmington you have a 1 in 89 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Farmington is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Farmington has increased by 10%

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        Daily Crime In Farmington (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Farmington for every 100,000 residents. The Farmington total amount of daily crime is 1.16 times less than the Maine average and 2.06 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Farmington, is 1.11 times less than the Maine average, and it is 3.97 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Farmington has a daily crime average that is 1.17 times less than the Maine average and 1.88 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Farmington (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Maine and all other cities across the US, is Farmington safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Farmington is safer than 45% of other cities in the state of Maine. In addition, Farmington is safer than 72% 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 Farmington. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Farmington is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Farmington

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Farmington is 1 in 1075
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Farmington is 1 in 97
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Farmington is 1 in 89
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Farmington? If you reside in Farmington, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1075. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 97 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Farmington, is 1 in 89.

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

        Determining whether Farmington is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Farmington violent crime rates have decreased by 29%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 16% year over year. Total crimes for Farmington has increased by 10% in the same time frame.

        Farmington police department

        Item Farmington Maine National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)141,653558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.13.3
        There are a total of 14 Farmington police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.5% less than the Maine average and 44.5% 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
        Chisholm, ME1,16541488529
        Madison, ME2,71254641695
        Wilton, ME1,51351818869
        Livermore Falls, ME1,6881951,1061,301
        Anson, ME7921551,8311,986
        Farmington, ME4,785931,0371,130

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Nelsonville, OH4,7852421,5851,827
        Stafford Springs, CT4,7841701,6971,867
        East Merrimack, NH4,78671571642
        Colville, WA4,78640398438
        North Westport, MA4,7872387911,029
        Farmington, ME4,785931,0371,130
        Source: The Farmington, 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.