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63%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
86%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
58%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWilton/100k peopleMaine/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime34n/a (estimate)8691,3172,324
Murder0n/a0.02.26.3
Rape0n/a0.032.040.0
Robbery1n/a25.610.066.1
Assault1n/a25.659.0268.2
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)51103370
Burglary4n/a102.2115.9269.8
Theft23n/a587.81,026.81,401.9
Vehicle theft5n/a127.870.9282.7
Property crime32n/a (estimate)8181,2141,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Wilton, ME

The Wilton crime rates are 62.6% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 2 violent crimes in Wilton (51 per 100,000 people), which is 86.2% lower than the national average and there were a total of 32 property crimes (818 per 100,000 residents) which is 58.2% lower than average.

Wilton has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 51 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Wilton ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In the most recently reported crime year, Wilton registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

Is Wilton a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Wilton is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Wilton has a total crime rate that is 63% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.09 daily crimes (0.01 violent daily crimes and 0.09 daily property crimes) in Wilton.

Has Crime in Wilton Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Wilton has decreased by 5.6% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Wilton is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 75%, while property crime has decreased by 14.3%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Wilton.

Potential Causes for Crime in Wilton

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Wilton crime rates. Wilton registers a population density of 369.8 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In Wilton, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 1.46 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

In Wilton, the average rental rates are $511 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

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The Wilton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Wilton as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Wilton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Wilton crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Wilton crime rates are 63% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Wilton are 86% lower than the national average
      • In Wilton you have a 1 in 116 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Wilton is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Wilton has decreased by 6%

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        Daily Crime In Wilton (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Wilton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Wilton is 1 in 1957
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Wilton is 1 in 123
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Wilton is 1 in 116

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

        Wilton police department

        Item Wilton Maine National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)61,653558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.52.13.3
        There are a total of 6 Wilton police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.2% less than the Maine average and 55.2% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Maine

        State Total offenders Maine /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Chisholm, ME1,16541488529
        Dixfield, ME1,38851606657
        Farmington, ME4,785931,0371,130
        Livermore Falls, ME1,6881951,1061,301
        Mexico, ME1,9571443,2293,373
        Wilton, ME1,51351818869

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        Wilton, ME1,51351818869
        Source: The Wilton, ME crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.