Maine crime statistics indicate a total upward trend in crime based on data from 11 years when violent crime was increasing and property crime was decreasing.
Based on this report, the crime rate in Maine for 2013 is expected to be higher than in 2010 when the state violent crime rate was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 72.85% and the state property crime rate was lower than the national property crime rate average by 14.67%.
Crime Statistics: Maine vs National Average
Maine Historical Crime Statistics
According to the most recent report by the Maine Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center (SAC), a
collaboration between the USM Muskie School of Public Service and the
Maine Department of Corrections, the state still remains one of the safest states in the nation.
The City of Portland’s crime rate per 100,000 was 5,007 just slightly above the benchmark cities at 4,960 in 2010.
In 2010, crime rates per 100,000 in both the City of Portland and the national benchmark cities were significantly above both the U.S. average and all other reference geographies. The Portland MSA crime rate (2,607), however, was significantly below the national benchmark regions.
Portland Maine Crime Index
Crime Index suggests the risk of certain types of crime occurring in
Portland, Maine's largest community, as compared to the national average. The national
average for each type of crime equals a score of 100, so a score of 200
would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of
50 would represent half the risk of the national average.