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


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

Crime rate in Wells, ME

The 2018 crime rate in Wells, ME was 53 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 5.2 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 19.8% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Wells crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Wells has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Wells, ME is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Wells:

52.9
Ogunquit:

120.0
Kennebunk:

37.1
North Berwick:

25.7
Kennebunkport:

41.0
South Berwick:

74.4
York:

58.2
Sanford:

251.7
Rollinsford:

65.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Wells 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)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
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)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
3
(30.0)
3
(30.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(30.6)
4
(40.3)
2
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.9)
1
(9.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.1)
1
(10.0)
2
(20.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(39.8)
8
(79.3)
3
(29.6)
2
(20.0)
6
(60.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(20.9)
1
(10.4)
2
(20.4)
3
(30.2)
2
(19.8)
2
(19.7)
3
(29.2)
5
(48.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
30
(298.2)
37
(366.7)
36
(355.0)
46
(459.4)
28
(281.6)
31
(309.8)
46
(479.8)
48
(497.5)
42
(428.4)
54
(543.8)
42
(415.1)
33
(324.4)
19
(184.7)
9
(86.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
163
(1,620)
182
(1,804)
139
(1,371)
187
(1,868)
119
(1,197)
108
(1,079)
96
(1,001)
96
(995.0)
77
(785.5)
69
(694.9)
64
(632.5)
91
(894.4)
63
(612.4)
63
(605.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(19.9)
9
(89.2)
2
(19.7)
11
(109.9)
6
(60.3)
4
(40.0)
2
(20.9)
7
(72.6)
3
(30.6)
4
(40.3)
5
(49.4)
1
(9.8)
3
(29.2)
7
(67.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(29.6)
2
(20.0)
1
(10.1)
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)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)103.2123.8117.7143.6131.771.185.782.592.4107.484.063.253.452.9

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 9 registered sex offenders living in Wells, Maine as of January 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wells is 1,065 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Wells:

33.6
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Wells:

24.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Wells:

9.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Wells:

39.5
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Wells:

55.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Wells:

40.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Wells:

5.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Wells:

20.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Wells:

5.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Wells:

85.5
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Wells:

40.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Wells:

49.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Wells:

44.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Wells:

29.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Wells:

24.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Wells:

40.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Wells:

29.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Wells:

57.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Wells:

71.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Wells:

111.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Wells:

122.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Wells:

149.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Wells:

129.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Wells:

160.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Wells:

149.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Wells:

121.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Wells:

125.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Wells:

201.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Wells:

142.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Wells:

176.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Wells:

143.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Wells:

153.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Wells:

124.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Wells:

188.7
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: 30 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 31 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 30 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Maine average:

1.71

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 30 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Maine average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 29 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 29 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 31 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 29 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Maine average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 30 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 29 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Maine average:

1.69

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 26 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Maine average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 31 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 31 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Maine average:

1.68

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 31 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
Maine average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 27 (22 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Maine average:

1.70

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

Zip codes: 04090.