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


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

Crime rate in Scarborough, ME

The 2018 crime rate in Scarborough, ME was 70 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 3.9 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 26.4% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Scarborough crime rate fell by 26% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Scarborough has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Scarborough, ME is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Scarborough:

70.2
South Portland:

130.5
Cape Elizabeth:

29.5
Portland:

223.7
Old Orchard Beach:

156.9
Westbrook:

152.8
Saco:

123.3
Gorham:

30.4
Biddeford:

248.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Scarborough by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(10.6)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(20.5)
3
(15.9)
6
(31.6)
7
(36.4)
3
(15.4)
5
(25.4)
1
(5.0)
5
(24.7)
3
(14.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(5.3)
4
(21.2)
5
(26.1)
8
(41.6)
7
(36.3)
2
(10.2)
4
(21.1)
4
(21.1)
2
(10.4)
4
(20.6)
2
(10.2)
3
(15.1)
2
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(42.5)
4
(21.2)
7
(36.5)
4
(20.8)
2
(10.4)
4
(20.5)
3
(15.9)
0
(0.0)
8
(41.6)
8
(41.1)
4
(20.3)
8
(40.3)
1
(4.9)
4
(19.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
60
(318.9)
78
(412.7)
60
(312.7)
61
(317.2)
49
(254.1)
73
(373.4)
81
(428.2)
65
(342.4)
66
(342.8)
48
(246.7)
32
(162.6)
36
(181.4)
20
(98.9)
15
(74.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
299
(1,589)
305
(1,614)
268
(1,397)
278
(1,446)
296
(1,535)
403
(2,061)
417
(2,204)
425
(2,239)
343
(1,782)
316
(1,624)
339
(1,722)
353
(1,778)
276
(1,365)
230
(1,146)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(85.0)
18
(95.2)
15
(78.2)
9
(46.8)
13
(67.4)
9
(46.0)
11
(58.1)
10
(52.7)
11
(57.1)
6
(30.8)
3
(15.2)
7
(35.3)
8
(39.6)
8
(39.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(5.3)
1
(5.3)
2
(10.4)
1
(5.2)
3
(15.6)
1
(5.1)
1
(5.3)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.1)
3
(15.1)
1
(4.9)
3
(14.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)111.3115.999.1104.697.6135.8145.0149.4140.3111.4108.9103.388.470.2

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 4 registered sex offenders living in Scarborough, Maine as of January 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Scarborough is 1,335 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Scarborough:

24.9
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Scarborough:

32.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Scarborough:

32.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Scarborough:

40.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Scarborough:

46.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Scarborough:

62.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Scarborough:

42.1
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Scarborough:

34.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Scarborough:

35.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Scarborough:

23.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Scarborough:

36.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Scarborough:

31.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Scarborough:

26.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Scarborough:

34.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Scarborough:

43.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Scarborough:

52.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Scarborough:

29.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Scarborough:

78.2
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Scarborough:

94.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Scarborough:

130.5
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Scarborough:

120.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Scarborough:

135.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Scarborough:

166.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Scarborough:

188.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Scarborough:

204.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Scarborough:

184.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Scarborough:

137.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Scarborough:

142.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Scarborough:

144.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Scarborough:

177.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Scarborough:

156.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Scarborough:

123.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Scarborough:

145.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Scarborough:

182.9
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: 59 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.99
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 60 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 58 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Maine average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 56 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Maine average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 53 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 54 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 53 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 53 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 51 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Maine average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 50 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 48 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 48 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Maine average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 48 (33 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.53
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 47 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.28
Maine average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 47 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.28
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 47 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.28
Maine average:

1.70

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Scarborough, ME
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 04074.