Lewiston, ME Arrest Records

Lewiston, ME is among the safest cities in the USA with 1.77 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 73rd safest city in Maine among the 102 cities.
Lewiston, ME property crime has lower rate than the national average of 28.42, with 19.87 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 529 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 3.52% compared to 2015.

Lewiston Crime Rate

Total arrests in Lewiston 2016 decreased by 2.25% compared to 2015 and has lower crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 68 to 64 while non-violent crime decreased by 1.91% from 732 to 718.

5 Crimes In Lewiston, ME in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 529
Burglary 140
Motor vehicle theft 49
Aggravated assault 32
Robbery 18

Other Cities in Maine with the Most Arrests

Among the 102 cities in state the most dangerous is Portland with 196 violent crimes that’s 15.63% of total of 1,254. Mexico has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 22 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Mexico 68.34
Skowhegan 46.61
Bangor 43.86
Rumford 43.39
Waterville 42.82

Safest Cities in Maine

Are you planning a move to Maine? Here are the safest cities in Maine with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Lewiston is 1 out of 653 down by 0.03% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Brewer and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Cumberland.

City Arrests
Richmond 3.83
Rangeley 6.09
Fort Kent 6.35
Monmouth 6.74
North Berwick 6.85

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Lewiston decreased by 5.88% from 2015 and decreased by 16.88% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 77 to 64. In 2016 violent crime rate in Lewiston was 62.25% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.177%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Lewiston decreased by 1.91% from 2015 and decreased by 46.85% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,351 to 718. In 2016 property crime rate in Lewiston was 30.08% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 1.987%.

How Lewiston stands up against other cities

Lewiston vs. Bangor

You’ll be in more safety in Lewiston compared to Bangor that had 102.61% higher crime rate compared to Lewiston according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.4983 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.9298 in Bangor city.
Burglary rates of 3.8753 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and lower than average 5.5790 in Bangor.

Lewiston vs. South Portland

You’ll be in more safety in Lewiston compared to South Portland that had 15.16% higher crime rate compared to Lewiston according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in South Portland city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 1.3564 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.6232 in South Portland.

Names with the most arrests in Lewiston

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 33.33% are people aged between 41-50.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lewiston is 0.35% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 5.93 daily crimes that occur in Lewiston.
  • Lewiston is safer than Bangor.
  • In Lewiston you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Lewiston have decreased by 2.25%.