Reported Annual Crime In Portland

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortland/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,953n/a (estimate)2,9111,6282,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePortland/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a3.01.75.3
Rape48n/a71.635.441.7
Robbery55n/a82.018.698.0
Assault81n/a120.865.3248.9
Violent crime186n/a (estimate)277121383
Burglary166n/a247.5249.6430.4
Theft1,504n/a2,242.11,198.11,694.4
Vehicle theft97n/a144.659.4237.4
Property crime1,767n/a (estimate)2,6341,5072,362
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Portland, ME is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 79% higher than the average of crimes committed in Maine. It is also 6% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Portland, ME shows a crime rate that is 129% higher than the Maine average. The crime rate is also 28% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Portland, ME is shown to be 75% higher than the Maine average and 12% higher than the national average.
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The Portland crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Portland as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Portland crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Portland is 6% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 7.98 daily crimes that occur in Portland.
  • Portland is safer than 37% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Portland you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Portland has decreased by 13%.

Compare Portland, ME Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Portland (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Portland, ME per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Maine and on a national scale. In Portland, ME the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.79 times more than the Maine average and 1.06 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Portland, ME is 2.29 times more than the Maine average and 1.38 times less than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Portland, ME has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.75 times more than the Maine average and 1.12 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Portland (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in Maine and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Portland, ME? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Portland, ME has been ranked safer than 11% of other cities in the state of Maine. In addition, Portland, ME is safer than 37% 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 Portland, ME. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Portland, ME is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Portland

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Portland is 1 in 361
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Portland is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Portland is 1 in 35
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Portland, ME? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Portland, ME your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 361. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 38 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Portland, ME is 1 in 35.

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

A good indicator of whether Portland, 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 Portland, ME has decreased by 14%, while the property crime rate in Portland, ME has decreased by 13% year over year. The number of total crimes in Portland, ME has decreased by 13% year over year.

Portland police department

ItemPortlandMaineNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2181,653558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.32.13.3
There are a total of 218 Portland police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.3% greater than the Maine average and 1% greater 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
Falmouth Foreside, ME1,63717212228
Cumberland Center, ME2,47519236255
Littlejohn Island, ME9549609658
Cousins Island, ME65949609658
South Windham, ME1,11751637688
Gorham, ME6,33163627689
Yarmouth, ME5,70970710780
Portland, ME66,6492772,6342,911

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Palo Alto, CA66,6491332,6442,777
Camarillo, CA66,6301581,6041,762
Woodbury, MN66,699841,8481,932
South San Francisco, CA66,5873462,3772,723
Oshkosh, WI66,7132362,0452,281
Portland, ME66,6492772,6342,911
Source: The Portland, ME crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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