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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


City-Data.com crime index in Portland, ME compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Portland, ME

The 2018 crime rate in Portland, ME is 224 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times lower than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 72.2% U.S. cities. The 2018 Portland crime rate fell by 3% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 2. In the last 5 years Portland has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Portland, ME is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Portland:

223.7
South Portland:

130.5
Westbrook:

152.8
Cape Elizabeth:

29.5
Falmouth:

54.8
Scarborough:

70.2
Cumberland:

16.1
Gorham:

30.4
Yarmouth:

46.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Portland by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
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)
2
(3.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
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)
49
(73.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
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)
49
(73.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
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)
92
(137.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
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)
169
(252.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,261
(3,527)
2,709
(4,240)
2,356
(3,746)
2,157
(3,443)
2,153
(3,451)
2,246
(3,556)
2,096
(3,167)
2,139
(3,221)
2,160
(3,260)
1,834
(2,763)
1,687
(2,525)
1,485
(2,215)
1,504
(2,242)
1,370
(2,045)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
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)
87
(129.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
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)
11
(16.4)
City-Data.com crime index365.0404.8349.4358.0344.8363.7295.0279.0267.2221.0251.3226.9230.5223.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 169 registered sex offenders living in Portland, Maine as of October 19, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Portland is 400 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Portland:

184.3
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Portland:

178.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

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:

166.3
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Portland:

166.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Portland:

133.7
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Portland:

172.2
U.S. Average:

189.3

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:

275.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Portland:

303.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Portland:

307.8
U.S. Average:

336.9
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 214 (154 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Maine average:

1.69

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

2.19
Maine average:

1.67

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

2.34
Maine average:

1.71

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

2.41
Maine average:

1.73

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

2.46
Maine average:

1.69

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

2.40
Maine average:

1.67

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

2.33
Maine average:

1.67

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

2.45
Maine average:

1.69

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

2.52
Maine average:

1.68

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

2.52
Maine average:

1.67

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

2.46
Maine average:

1.69

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

2.59
Maine average:

1.73

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, ME
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.