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Crime rate in Portland, Maine (ME): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


Crime rates in Portland by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.6)
2
(3.1)
3
(4.7)
3
(4.7)
1
(1.6)
4
(6.4)
4
(6.4)
6
(9.5)
2
(3.0)
1
(1.5)
1
(1.5)
1
(1.5)
2
(3.0)
2
(3.0)
2
(3.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
51
(79.1)
35
(54.5)
39
(60.8)
36
(56.3)
25
(39.7)
42
(67.0)
27
(43.3)
33
(52.2)
36
(54.4)
33
(49.7)
21
(31.7)
20
(30.1)
33
(49.4)
36
(53.7)
48
(71.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
101
(156.7)
94
(146.4)
100
(156.0)
149
(233.2)
103
(163.8)
107
(170.8)
120
(192.4)
129
(204.2)
92
(139.0)
82
(123.5)
85
(128.3)
64
(96.4)
99
(148.2)
59
(88.0)
55
(82.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
89
(138.1)
123
(191.6)
125
(195.0)
88
(137.7)
102
(162.2)
101
(161.2)
83
(133.1)
74
(117.2)
60
(90.7)
57
(85.8)
70
(105.7)
73
(110.0)
81
(121.2)
99
(147.7)
81
(120.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
676
(1,049.1)
523
(814.7)
536
(836.0)
539
(843.6)
562
(893.6)
483
(770.9)
546
(875.3)
599
(948.3)
441
(666.3)
411
(618.9)
383
(578.1)
246
(370.6)
266
(398.1)
236
(352.0)
166
(247.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,191
(3,400.2)
2,332
(3,632.6)
2,261
(3,526.7)
2,709
(4,240.0)
2,356
(3,746.0)
2,157
(3,442.6)
2,153
(3,451.3)
2,246
(3,555.7)
2,096
(3,166.9)
2,139
(3,220.8)
2,160
(3,260.1)
1,834
(2,762.9)
1,687
(2,524.8)
1,485
(2,215.1)
1,504
(2,242.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
169
(262.3)
156
(243.0)
173
(269.8)
193
(302.1)
161
(256.0)
129
(205.9)
107
(171.5)
76
(120.3)
102
(154.1)
82
(123.5)
69
(104.1)
54
(81.3)
69
(103.3)
74
(110.4)
97
(144.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
30
(46.6)
16
(24.9)
12
(18.7)
15
(23.5)
16
(25.4)
34
(54.3)
21
(33.7)
7
(11.1)
18
(27.2)
10
(15.1)
6
(9.1)
13
(19.6)
2
(3.0)
11
(16.4)
14
(20.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)332.5353.9365.0404.8349.4358.0344.8363.7295.0279.0267.2221.0251.3226.9230.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 161 registered sex offenders living in Portland, Maine as of July 19, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portland is 419 to 1.


City-Data.com crime index in Portland, ME compared to other U.S. cities
See how dangerous Portland, ME is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Portland:

230.5
South Portland:

160.1
Westbrook:

181.2
Cape Elizabeth:

22.9
Falmouth:

62.4
Scarborough:

88.4
Cumberland:

14.5
Gorham:

41.3
Yarmouth:

59.8

Violent crime rate in 2017
Portland:

178.9
U.S. Average:

214.8

Violent crime rate in 2016
Portland:

177.5
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Portland:

190.1
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Portland:

136.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Portland:

151.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Portland:

157.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Portland:

175.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Portland:

231.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Portland:

218.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Portland:

245.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Portland:

205.9
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Portland:

251.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Portland:

245.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Portland:

229.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Portland:

205.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Portland:

165.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Portland:

167.0
U.S. Average:

276.6

Property crime rate in 2017
Portland:

183.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Portland:

197.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Portland:

221.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Portland:

224.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Portland:

294.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Portland:

303.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Portland:

314.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Portland:

385.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Portland:

373.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Portland:

357.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Portland:

404.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Portland:

426.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Portland:

384.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Portland:

381.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Portland:

375.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Portland:

380.5
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Portland:

307.5
U.S. Average:

337.2
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population
City-Data.com crime index

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 209 (147 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Maine average:

1.74

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 216 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Maine average:

2.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 217 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Maine average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 223 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Maine average:

1.72

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 216 (159 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 218 (155 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Maine average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 223 (162 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Maine average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 215 (159 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
Maine average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 208 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
Maine average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 205 (154 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Maine average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 221 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
Maine average:

1.75

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 218 (165 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 212 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Maine average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 218 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 222 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
Maine average:

1.70

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Portland
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 04019, 04050, 04101, 04102, 04103, 04108, 04109.