Portland, ME Crime Statistics For 2020

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Updated: 2020-03-08
1,818
Total Crimes
2,713.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
5.65%
Above National Average

What is the crime rate in Portland, ME?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Portland is 2,713.6 per 100,000 people. That's 5.65% higher than the national rate of 2,568.4 per 100,000 people and 84.60% higher than the Maine total crime rate of 1,470.0 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

Portland SnackAbility

7.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

How Does Portland Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Portland
/ 100k People
Maine
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,818 2,713.6 1,470.0 2,568.4
Murder 2 3.0 1.8 5.0
Robbery 49 73.1 17.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 92 137.3 60.0 246.8
Violent Crime 192 286.6 112.1 368.9
Burglary 169 252.3 202.7 376.0
Larceny 1,370 2,044.9 1,097.1 1,594.6
Car Theft 87 129.9 58.1 228.9
Property Crime 1,626 2,427.0 1,357.8 2,199.5

Violent Crime Rates In Portland

192
Violent Crimes
286.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-22.31%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 348.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Portland each year. That compares to a 1 in 891.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Portland is 286.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -22.31% lower than the national rate of 368.9 per 100,000 people.
  • 155.54% higher than the Maine violent crime rate of 112.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Portland

1,626
Property Crimes
2,427.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
10.34%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 41.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Portland each year. That compares to a 1 in 45.5 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Portland is 2,427.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 10.34% higher than the national rate of 2,199.5 per 100,000 people.
  • And 78.74% higher than the Maine property crime rate of 1,357.8 per 100,000 people.

Portland Crime Compared To Maine Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Maine.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Portland

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
South Portland, ME 25,557 491 1,921.2 1,780.3 140.9
Scarborough, ME 20,072 260 1,295.3 1,260.5 34.9
Saco, ME 19,628 330 1,681.3 1,574.3 107.0
Westbrook, ME 18,915 391 2,067.1 1,892.7 174.5
Gorham, ME 17,609 97 550.9 528.1 22.7
Falmouth, ME 12,307 94 763.8 706.9 56.9
Old Orchard Beach, ME 8,890 185 2,081.0 1,822.3 258.7
Yarmouth, ME 8,510 35 411.3 376.0 35.3
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