Augusta, ME crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Augusta is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Augusta is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Augusta is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maine, Augusta has a crime rate that is higher than 99% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Augusta to other communities of similar population, then Augusta crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Augusta does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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 382. This equates to a rate of 3 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 32, which is a rate of 32 per one thousand population.

Augusta Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Augusta Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

49

589

638

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.62

31.50

34.12

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.62
1.15
National Median: 4
    Augusta
    Maine

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 382

in Augusta

1 in 868

in Maine

Augusta VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 18,697
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 20 12 17
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.07 0.64 0.91

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
31.5
12.46
National Median: 21
    Augusta
    Maine

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Augusta

1 in 80

in Maine

Augusta Property CRIMES

Population: 18,697
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 59 521 9
Rate per 1,000 3.16 27.87 0.48

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Augusta Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
11
2
National Median: 28.3
    Augusta
    Maine