Augusta, ME
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With a crime rate of 59 per one thousand residents, Augusta has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 17. Within Maine, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Augusta.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 18,471, Augusta has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Augusta does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Augusta.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Augusta does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Augusta.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Augusta occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Augusta; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 223. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Augusta is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Augusta, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 18, which is a rate of 54 per one thousand population.

Augusta Crime Data

 
Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Augusta Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

83

1,002

1,085

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.49

54.25

58.74

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Augusta 4.49
Maine 1.30
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 223

in Augusta

1 in 769

in Maine
Augusta VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 18,471
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 14 20 48
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.76 1.08 2.60
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Augusta 54.25
Maine 18.30
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 18

in Augusta

1 in 55

in Maine
Augusta Property CRIMES
Population: 18,471
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 152 835 15
Rate per 1,000 8.23 45.21 0.81
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Augusta Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Augusta 19
Maine 3