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Safest Places to Live in Maine 2020

EPF Last Update: March 6, 2020

Located in the northeastern region of the United States, Maine is the easternmost state and along with Washington, the northernmost state in the country. It borders New Hampshire, the Atlantic Ocean and Canadian provinces New Brunswick and Quebec.

With over 1.3 million residents, it is the 9th least populous state. The capital of Maine is Augusta, while the largest city is Portland, which has approximately 67,000 residents. In 1820 Maine was admitted into the Union and officially became a state.

Maine is well known for its landscape, which consists of rocky coastline, low mountains, forests, and picturesque waterways. When it comes to food, the local specialty is seafood, especially clams and lobster.

Maine is a very safe state, which can be deduced from the fact that in the period from 2016 to 2017, it saw a substantial decrease in the violent crime rate. It dropped by 1.9%, which is 2.4% per 100,000 residents. Also, the crime score in the safest places in this state is lower than in most other states.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

30 Safest Places in Maine 2020

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Rockport3 38400,00
2Wiscasset3 67800,00
3Madawaska3 75000,00
4Pittsfield3 99900,00
5North Berwick4 70700,00
6Camden4 85600,00
7Eliot6 65100,00
8Cape Elizabeth9 35810,11
9Winthrop6 00710,17
10Gardiner5 67310,18
11Sabattus5 05710,20
12Bucksport4 91410,20
13Lincoln4 89110,20
14Gorham17 60940,23
15Cumberland8 27420,24
16Fort Kent3 89510,26
17Hampden7 33620,27
18Kennebunkport3 63210,28
19Oakland6 25320,32
20Scarborough20 07270,35
21Yarmouth8 51030,35
22Berwick7 73830,39
23Topsham8 78040,46
24Freeport8 54240,47
25Millinocket4 26420,47
26Monmouth4 10320,49
27Windham18 23090,49
28Oxford4 04920,49
29Kennebunk11 46360,52
30Dexter3 70720,54

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Crime Score in All Cities in Maine 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Maine cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • Over 10,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Winter Harbor51400,00
2Islesboro56800,00
3Carrabassett Valley77700,00
4Ogunquit92500,00
5Eastport1 25800,00
6Milbridge1 28600,00
7Gouldsboro1 74500,00
8Southwest Harbor1 77900,00
9Van Buren2 00200,00
10Damariscotta2 13400,00
11Dixfield2 46500,00
12Thomaston2 77200,00
13East Millinocket2 92910,34
14Milo2 26210,44
15Phippsburg2 24610,45
16Limestone2 17410,46
17Veazie1 81910,55
18Washburn1 55010,65
19Ashland1 21410,82
20Hallowell2 36320,85
21Rangeley1 15010,87
22Boothbay Harbor2 19320,91
23Greenville1 58821,26
24Searsport2 66841,50
25Calais2 97051,68
26Mechanic Falls2 97362,02
27Machias2 08683,84
28Baileyville1 44664,15
29Mexico2 600135,00

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Rockport3 38400,00
2Wiscasset3 67800,00
3Madawaska3 75000,00
4Pittsfield3 99900,00
5North Berwick4 70700,00
6Camden4 85600,00
7Eliot6 65100,00
8Cape Elizabeth9 35810,11
9Winthrop6 00710,17
10Gardiner5 67310,18
11Sabattus5 05710,20
12Bucksport4 91410,20
13Lincoln4 89110,20
14Cumberland8 27420,24
15Fort Kent3 89510,26
16Hampden7 33620,27
17Kennebunkport3 63210,28
18Oakland6 25320,32
19Yarmouth8 51030,35
20Berwick7 73830,39
21Topsham8 78040,46
22Freeport8 54240,47
23Millinocket4 26420,47
24Monmouth4 10320,49
25Oxford4 04920,49
26Dexter3 70720,54
27Rockland7 17140,56
28Paris5 14530,58
29Bath8 29350,60
30Holden3 06120,65
31Caribou7 61750,66
32Farmington7 61750,66
33Old Town7 45050,67
34Bar Harbor5 46440,73
35Belfast6 76550,74
36Dover-Foxcroft4 02330,75
37Ellsworth8 00860,75
38Clinton3 34230,90
39Fort Fairfield3 27930,91
40Winslow7 58970,92
41South Berwick7 50070,93
42Waldoboro5 01551,00
43Norway4 94851,01
44Lisbon8 86991,01
45Fairfield6 53971,07
46Buxton8 28591,09
47Bridgton5 39161,11
48Kittery9 755111,13
49Brewer8 984121,34
50Livermore Falls3 12051,60
51Newport3 27361,83
52Jay4 60691,95
53Wilton3 93982,03
54Fryeburg3 43772,04
55Rumford5 712132,28
56Richmond3 42382,34
57Presque Isle8 997222,45
58Old Orchard Beach8 890232,59
59Skowhegan8 223253,04
60Houlton5 770193,29

Over 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Gorham17 60940,23
2Scarborough20 07270,35
3Windham18 23090,49
4Kennebunk11 46360,52
5Falmouth12 30770,57
6Wells10 41260,58
7York13 17080,61
8Orono11 451100,87
9Saco19 628211,07
10Brunswick20 672281,35
11South Portland25 557361,41
12Westbrook18 915331,74
13Bangor31 746561,76
14Waterville16 729301,79
15Auburn23 031502,17
16Lewiston36 170842,32
17Sanford21 062562,66
18Portland66 9971922,87
19Biddeford21 519642,97
20Augusta18 523603,24

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

Thank you!

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