Portland, ME Arrest Records

Portland, ME is among the safest cities in the USA with 2.92 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 89th safest city in Maine among the 102 cities.
Portland, ME property crime has lower rate than the national average of 28.42, with 26.77 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 1,485 larceny theft related arrests that decreased by 11.97% compared to 2015.

Portland Crime Rate

Total arrests in Portland 2016 decreased by 11% compared to 2015 and has lower crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes decreased from 215 to 196 while non-violent crime decreased by 11.23% from 2,022 to 1,795.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 1,485
Burglary 236
Aggravated assault 99
Motor vehicle theft 74
Robbery 59

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 Portland 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 Portland decreased by 8.84% from 2015 and increased by 3.16% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 190 to 196. In 2016 violent crime rate in Portland was 37.7% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.292%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Portland decreased by 11.23% from 2015 and decreased by 31.98% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 2,639 to 1,795. In 2016 property crime rate in Portland was 5.8% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 2.677%.

How Portland stands up against other cities

Portland vs. Lewiston

You’ll be in more risk in Portland compared to Lewiston that had 27.11% lower crime rate compared to Portland according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0298 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Lewiston city.
Larceny rates of 22.1506 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 14.6432 in Lewiston.

Portland vs. Bangor

You’ll be in more safety in Portland compared to Bangor that had 47.68% higher crime rate compared to Portland according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0298 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Bangor city.
Arson rates of 0.1641 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0310 in Bangor.

Names with the most arrests in Portland

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 38.89% are people aged between 31-40.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Portland is 0.1% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 8.14 daily crimes that occur in Portland.
  • Portland is more violent than Lewiston.
  • In Portland you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Portland have decreased by 11%.