Reported Annual Crime In Saco

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSaco/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime361n/a (estimate)1,8671,6282,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSaco/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)140121394
Vehicle theft23n/a119.059.4237.4
Property crime334n/a (estimate)1,7281,5072,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Saco, ME for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Saco, ME is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Saco, ME crime rates are 15% higher than in comparison to the Maine mean and are 32% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Saco, ME has a rate that is 15% higher than the Maine average; compared to the United States, it is 65% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Saco, ME is 15% higher than its state's mean, and 27% lower than the country's average.
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The Saco crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Saco as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Saco crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Saco is 32% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.12 daily crimes that occur in Saco.
  • Saco is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Saco you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Saco has decreased by 17%.

Compare Saco, ME Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Saco (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Saco, 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 Saco, ME total amount of daily offenses is 1.15 times more than the Maine average and 1.48 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Saco, ME is 1.15 times more than the Maine average, and it is 2.82 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Saco, ME has a daily crime figure that is 1.15 times more than the Maine average and 1.37 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Saco (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Saco, ME area in comparison to other Maine communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Saco, ME being safer than 36% of cities in Maine and 61% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Maine cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Saco, ME. In conclusion, Saco, ME now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Saco

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Saco is 1 in 716
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Saco is 1 in 58
The chance of being a victim of crime in Saco is 1 in 54
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Saco, ME? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Saco, ME your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 716. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 58 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 Saco, ME is 1 in 54.

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

Determining whether Saco, ME is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Saco, ME has decreased by 4% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 18% year over year. Total crimes for Saco, ME has decreased by 17% in the same time frame.

Saco police department

Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)441,653558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.13.3
There are a total of 44 Saco police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.8% greater than the Maine average and 27.2% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Maine

StateTotal offendersMaine /100KNational /100K
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
West Kennebunk, ME1,01117212228
Kennebunk, ME5,57961403465
North Berwick, ME1,76464448512
Kennebunkport, ME1,08928555583
Gorham, ME6,33163627689
Lake Arrowhead, ME2,48252646698
Alfred, ME7551111,3881,499
Saco, ME19,0081401,7281,867

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Carlisle, PA19,0141821,9242,106
Montrose, CO19,0162274,8905,117
Claremore, OK18,9991622,6692,831
Cortland, NY19,018851,7031,788
Five Corners, WA19,0203793,9584,337
Saco, ME19,0081401,7281,867
Source: The Saco, 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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