Safest Places to Live in Maine 2021

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Last Update: January 21, 2021 Living

Located in the United States’ northeastern region, Maine is the easternmost state. 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. Maine’s capital 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, consisting of rocky coastline, low mountains, forests, and picturesque waterways. When it comes to food, the local specialty is seafood, especially clams and lobster.

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, safer cities got the lowest score, and those that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

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

30 Safest Places in Maine 2021

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Newport 3 269 0 0,00
2 Madawaska 3 662 0 0,00
3 Fort Kent 3 816 0 0,00
4 Camden 4 823 0 0,00
5 Cumberland 8 295 0 0,00
6 Cape Elizabeth 9 352 1 0,11
7 Freeport 8 593 1 0,12
8 Hampden 7 352 1 0,14
9 Sabattus 5 064 1 0,20
10 Lincoln 4 886 1 0,20
11 Millinocket 4 241 1 0,24
12 Monmouth 4 131 1 0,24
13 Falmouth 12 378 3 0,24
14 Pittsfield 3 999 1 0,25
15 Dexter 3 671 1 0,27
16 Fryeburg 3 398 1 0,29
17 Rockport 3 378 1 0,30
18 Fort Fairfield 3 256 1 0,31
19 Brewer 9 000 3 0,33
20 Yarmouth 8 540 3 0,35
21 Bar Harbor 7 682 3 0,39
22 Gorham 17 818 7 0,39
23 Norway 4 979 2 0,40
24 Bucksport 4 926 2 0,41
25 North Berwick 4 731 2 0,42
26 Belfast 6 720 3 0,45
27 Bath 8 309 4 0,48
28 Brunswick 20 510 10 0,49
29 Dover-Foxcroft 4 033 2 0,50
30 South Berwick 7 564 4 0,53

Crime Score in All Cities in Maine 2021

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

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

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Winter Harbor 513 0 0,00
2 Islesboro 565 0 0,00
3 Ogunquit 931 0 0,00
4 Rangeley 1 143 0 0,00
5 Greenville 1 595 0 0,00
6 Gouldsboro 1 745 0 0,00
7 Thomaston 2 767 0 0,00
8 East Millinocket 2 919 0 0,00
9 Searsport 2 648 1 0,38
10 Milo 2 270 1 0,44
11 Phippsburg 2 259 1 0,44
12 Damariscotta 2 151 1 0,46
13 Southwest Harbor 1 795 1 0,56
14 Milbridge 1 255 1 0,80
15 Limestone 2 200 2 0,91
16 Machias 2 055 2 0,97
17 Van Buren 1 972 2 1,01
18 Veazie 1 814 2 1,10
19 Dixfield 2 465 3 1,22
20 Carrabassett Valley 777 1 1,29
21 Washburn 1 533 2 1,30
22 Boothbay Harbor 2 204 3 1,36
23 Ashland 1 206 2 1,66
24 Mechanic Falls 2 973 5 1,68
25 Hallowell 2 371 4 1,69
26 Calais 2 973 6 2,02
27 Mexico 2 605 6 2,30
28 Eastport 1 251 3 2,40
29 Baileyville 1 442 15 10,40

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Newport 3 269 0 0,00
2 Madawaska 3 662 0 0,00
3 Fort Kent 3 816 0 0,00
4 Camden 4 823 0 0,00
5 Cumberland 8 295 0 0,00
6 Cape Elizabeth 9 352 1 0,11
7 Freeport 8 593 1 0,12
8 Hampden 7 352 1 0,14
9 Sabattus 5 064 1 0,20
10 Lincoln 4 886 1 0,20
11 Millinocket 4 241 1 0,24
12 Monmouth 4 131 1 0,24
13 Pittsfield 3 999 1 0,25
14 Dexter 3 671 1 0,27
15 Fryeburg 3 398 1 0,29
16 Rockport 3 378 1 0,30
17 Fort Fairfield 3 256 1 0,31
18 Brewer 9 000 3 0,33
19 Yarmouth 8 540 3 0,35
20 Bar Harbor 7 682 3 0,39
21 Norway 4 979 2 0,40
22 Bucksport 4 926 2 0,41
23 North Berwick 4 731 2 0,42
24 Belfast 6 720 3 0,45
25 Bath 8 309 4 0,48
26 Dover-Foxcroft 4 033 2 0,50
27 South Berwick 7 564 4 0,53
28 Wiscasset 3 697 2 0,54
29 Kennebunkport 3 660 2 0,55
30 Rockland 7 128 4 0,56
31 Topsham 8 863 5 0,56
32 Richmond 3 440 2 0,58
33 Waldoboro 5 041 3 0,60
34 Berwick 7 860 5 0,64
35 Gardiner 5 645 4 0,71
36 Ellsworth 8 088 6 0,74
37 Kittery 9 890 8 0,81
38 Winthrop 5 979 5 0,84
39 Winslow 7 598 7 0,92
40 Holden 3 081 3 0,97
41 Oxford 4 100 4 0,98
42 Eliot 6 817 7 1,03
43 Farmington 7 603 8 1,05
44 Caribou 7 548 8 1,06
45 Old Town 7 413 8 1,08
46 Oakland 6 296 7 1,11
47 Bridgton 5 388 6 1,11
48 Lisbon 8 975 10 1,11
49 Paris 5 112 6 1,17
50 Buxton 8 345 12 1,44
51 Jay 4 586 7 1,53
52 Wilton 3 924 6 1,53
53 Fairfield 6 534 11 1,68
54 Presque Isle 8 918 23 2,58
55 Old Orchard Beach 8 946 25 2,79
56 Skowhegan 8 214 25 3,04
57 Rumford 5 670 18 3,17
58 Houlton 5 720 20 3,50
59 Clinton 3 329 12 3,60
60 Livermore Falls 3 134 16 5,11

Over 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Falmouth 12 378 3 0,24
2 Gorham 17 818 7 0,39
3 Brunswick 20 510 10 0,49
4 Scarborough 20 542 11 0,54
5 Windham 18 627 12 0,64
6 Orono 10 722 7 0,65
7 Kennebunk 11 622 8 0,69
8 York 13 231 11 0,83
9 Saco 19 908 21 1,05
10 Bangor 31 872 35 1,10
11 Wells 10 670 14 1,31
12 Auburn 23 214 34 1,46
13 Westbrook 19 166 34 1,77
14 South Portland 25 686 48 1,87
15 Sanford 21 233 41 1,93
16 Waterville 16 765 37 2,21
17 Portland 66 458 161 2,42
18 Augusta 18 629 49 2,63
19 Lewiston 35 865 107 2,98
20 Biddeford 21 545 92 4,27

How safe do you feel?

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