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Crime rate in South 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 South Portland, ME compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in South Portland, ME

The 2017 crime rate in South Portland, ME is 160 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.8 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 55.3% U.S. cities. The 2017 South Portland crime rate rose by 2% compared to 2016. In the last 5 years South Portland has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous South Portland, ME is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
South Portland:

160.1
Portland:

230.5
Cape Elizabeth:

22.9
Scarborough:

88.4
Westbrook:

181.2
Falmouth:

62.4
Gorham:

41.3
Old Orchard Beach:

203.2
Cumberland:

14.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in South Portland by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
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)
11
(46.9)
9
(37.9)
1
(4.2)
8
(33.7)
5
(21.0)
4
(16.8)
3
(12.6)
2
(8.3)
5
(20.0)
3
(12.0)
10
(39.8)
5
(19.7)
9
(35.2)
6
(23.4)
4
(15.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
9
(38.4)
6
(25.3)
13
(55.1)
13
(54.8)
10
(42.0)
19
(79.8)
13
(54.5)
11
(45.6)
12
(48.0)
11
(43.8)
13
(51.7)
8
(31.6)
4
(15.7)
11
(42.8)
13
(50.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(98.1)
15
(63.1)
24
(101.7)
29
(122.1)
21
(88.1)
31
(130.3)
46
(192.9)
36
(149.1)
43
(172.0)
35
(139.5)
37
(147.3)
26
(102.7)
11
(43.1)
27
(105.2)
39
(151.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
108
(460.4)
90
(378.8)
72
(305.2)
92
(387.5)
114
(478.3)
125
(525.3)
96
(402.5)
92
(381.0)
81
(324.0)
108
(430.5)
113
(449.7)
107
(422.5)
57
(223.2)
75
(292.1)
78
(303.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,065
(4,540)
959
(4,036)
986
(4,180)
809
(3,407)
869
(3,646)
969
(4,072)
929
(3,895)
788
(3,264)
760
(3,040)
847
(3,376)
722
(2,874)
676
(2,669)
528
(2,067)
505
(1,967)
481
(1,873)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
41
(174.8)
41
(172.6)
33
(139.9)
29
(122.1)
27
(113.3)
22
(92.5)
37
(155.1)
22
(91.1)
19
(76.0)
11
(43.8)
26
(103.5)
14
(55.3)
17
(66.6)
16
(62.3)
19
(74.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(8.5)
1
(4.2)
1
(4.2)
2
(8.4)
4
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.4)
1
(4.1)
2
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.9)
3
(11.7)
1
(3.9)
1
(3.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)285.7252.3240.0249.4235.4270.5261.4214.6215.2219.3231.5186.6145.1156.7160.1

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 14 registered sex offenders living in South Portland, Maine as of October 15, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in South Portland is 1,838 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 2017
South Portland:

116.8
U.S. Average:

214.8

Violent crime rate in 2016
South Portland:

97.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
South Portland:

64.6
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
South Portland:

86.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
South Portland:

139.3
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
South Portland:

103.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
South Portland:

130.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
South Portland:

105.6
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
South Portland:

136.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
South Portland:

121.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
South Portland:

86.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
South Portland:

130.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
South Portland:

82.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
South Portland:

82.1
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
South Portland:

110.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
South Portland:

75.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
South Portland:

65.5
U.S. Average:

276.6

Property crime rate in 2017
South Portland:

165.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
South Portland:

166.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
South Portland:

158.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
South Portland:

226.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
South Portland:

249.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
South Portland:

261.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
South Portland:

228.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
South Portland:

253.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
South Portland:

298.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
South Portland:

322.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
South Portland:

294.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
South Portland:

266.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
South Portland:

291.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
South Portland:

303.4
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
South Portland:

332.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
South Portland:

283.9
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
South Portland:

250.8
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 60 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 59 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Maine average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 56 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Maine average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 60 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.13
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 61 (54 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 56 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 56 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 67 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Maine average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 55 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 68 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 68 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.18
Maine average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 65 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 67 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Maine average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 68 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 68 (51 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Maine average:

1.70

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in South Portland, ME
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 04106, 04107.