Reported Annual Crime In Lewiston

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLewiston/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime782n/a (estimate)2,1651,7702,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLewiston/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.55.3
Rape14n/a38.830.940.4
Robbery18n/a49.820.0102.8
Assault32n/a88.671.3248.5
Violent crime64n/a (estimate)177124386
Burglary140n/a387.5300.6468.9
Theft529n/a1,464.31,286.81,745.0
Vehicle theft49n/a135.658.2236.9
Property crime718n/a (estimate)1,9871,6462,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Lewiston, ME. These figures on reported criminal activity in Lewiston, 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 Lewiston, ME is 22% higher than the average of the whole of the state of Maine, and when compared with the national average, is 24% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Lewiston, ME has 43% higher than violent crime rate than Maine average, while remaining 54% lower than the national average. In property crime, Lewiston, ME is 21% higher than the average of Maine and is 19% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lewiston is 24% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.93 daily crimes that occur in Lewiston.
  • Lewiston is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Lewiston you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lewiston has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Lewiston (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Lewiston, 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 Lewiston, ME total amount of daily offenses is 1.22 times more than the Maine average and 1.31 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Lewiston, ME is 1.43 times more than the Maine average, and it is 2.18 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Lewiston, ME has a daily crime figure that is 1.21 times more than the Maine average and 1.23 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Lewiston (higher is better)

How safe is Lewiston, ME compared to other cities in Maine and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Lewiston, ME is safer than 26% of the cities in Maine and 53% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Maine and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Lewiston, ME. Overall, Lewiston, ME is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lewiston

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lewiston is 1 in 565
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lewiston is 1 in 51
The chance of being a victim of crime in Lewiston is 1 in 47
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Lewiston, ME? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Lewiston, ME, you have a 1 in 565 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 51. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Lewiston, ME is 1 in 47.

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

The year over year crime rate for Lewiston, ME is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Lewiston, 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 decreased by 6% in Lewiston, ME, while property crimes in Lewiston, ME have decreased by 2%. Crimes in total for Lewiston, ME have decreased by 2% year over year.

Lewiston police department

ItemLewistonMaineNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)931,653558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.13.3
There are a total of 93 Lewiston police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.6% greater than the Maine average and 21.7% 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
Gray, ME1,31749654703
South Paris, ME2,46264852917
Mechanic Falls, ME1,67333903936
Topsham, ME6,436111,1551,166
Lisbon Falls, ME4,100931,2311,324
Brunswick, ME15,5641221,6941,816
Auburn, ME22,9431883,1973,385
Lewiston, ME36,2771771,9872,165

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Brighton, CO36,3073733,4623,834
Gadsden, AL36,2351,2927,0178,309
Rome, GA36,3405733,8544,427
Leander, TX36,2041131,1191,232
Indian Trail, NC36,3573752,7573,132
Lewiston, ME36,2771771,9872,165
Source: The Lewiston, 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.