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Total crime 8%
Violent crime 39%
Property crime 16%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peoplePortland/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,8762,682 (estimate)2,8231,3612,489
Murder3n/a4.51.55.0
Rape29n/a43.638.442.6
Robbery43n/a64.714.081.6
Assault86n/a129.461.3250.2
Violent crime161230 (estimate)242115379
Burglary181n/a272.4174.8340.5
Theft1,460n/a2,196.91,016.71,549.5
Vehicle theft74n/a111.354.0219.9
Property crime1,7152,452 (estimate)2,5811,2462,110

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 8% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 39% lower than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 35% of the cities in Maine
  • Year over year crime in Portland has increased by 4%

Downtown crime map

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      Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 435
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 38

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

      Portland police department

      ItemDowntownPortlandMaine
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a2181,653
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.32.1

      Sex offenders in Maine

      StateTotal offendersMaine /100KNational /100K
      Maine2,822220266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Falmouth Foreside, ME1,63716175191
      Cumberland Center, ME2,47518195213
      Yarmouth, ME5,70935445480
      Littlejohn Island, ME9546503550
      Cousins Island, ME65946503550
      South Windham, ME1,11749526575
      Gorham, ME6,33139735774
      Portland, ME66,6492422,5812,823

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Palo Alto, CA66,6491282,9623,091
      Camarillo, CA66,630831,1731,257
      Woodbury, MN66,699621,7431,805
      South San Francisco, CA66,5872432,1742,418
      Oshkosh, WI66,7132841,5971,882
      Portland, ME66,6492422,5812,823
      Source: The Downtown, Portland, ME crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.