Reported Annual Crime In South Portland

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 peopleSouth Portland/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime634n/a (estimate)2,4691,6282,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Portland/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.01.75.3
Rape4n/a15.635.441.7
Robbery13n/a50.618.698.0
Assault39n/a151.965.3248.9
Violent crime56n/a (estimate)218121383
Burglary78n/a303.8249.6430.4
Theft481n/a1,873.11,198.11,694.4
Vehicle theft19n/a74.059.4237.4
Property crime578n/a (estimate)2,2511,5072,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in South Portland, ME for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in South Portland, 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 South Portland, ME crime rates are 52% higher than in comparison to the Maine mean and are 10% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, South Portland, ME has a rate that is 80% higher than the Maine average; compared to the United States, it is 43% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, South Portland, ME is 49% higher than its state's mean, and 5% lower than the country's average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in South Portland is 10% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.76 daily crimes that occur in South Portland.
  • South Portland is safer than 46% of the cities in the United States.
  • In South Portland you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in South Portland has increased by 1%.

Compare South Portland, ME Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In South Portland (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in South Portland, ME on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Maine. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in South Portland, ME (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Maine state wide, are 1.52 times more than the state average and 1.11 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in South Portland, ME on a daily bases are 1.80 times more than than Maine average and 1.76 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in South Portland, ME are 1.49 times more than the daily state average and 1.05 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is South Portland (higher is better)

How safe is South Portland, ME compared to other cities in Maine and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that South Portland, ME is safer than 19% of the cities in Maine and 46% 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 South Portland, ME. Overall, South Portland, ME is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Portland

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Portland is 1 in 459
The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Portland is 1 in 45
The chance of being a victim of crime in South Portland is 1 in 41
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in South Portland, ME? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In South Portland, ME you have a 1 in 459 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime in South Portland, ME.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in South Portland, ME is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in South Portland, ME has increased by 132%, the amount of property crime in South Portland, ME has decreased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in South Portland, ME has increased by 1% year to year.

South Portland police department

ItemSouth PortlandMaineNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)561,653558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.13.3
There are a total of 56 South Portland police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 8.3% greater than the Maine average and 31.3% 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
Falmouth Foreside, ME1,63717212228
Cumberland Center, ME2,47519236255
Littlejohn Island, ME9549609658
Cousins Island, ME65949609658
South Windham, ME1,11751637688
Gorham, ME6,33163627689
Yarmouth, ME5,70970710780
South Portland, ME25,3972182,2512,469

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Cabot, AR25,4072181,5541,773
West Memphis, AR25,4111,7795,1786,957
Clinton, MS25,4113091,9562,266
Lafayette, CA25,38126226253
Melrose Park, IL25,4222821,1711,453
South Portland, ME25,3972182,2512,469
Source: The South 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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