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Data on this report is based on areas within the legal city boundary, outlined in black on the map. Any additional neighborhoods shown on the map are associated with the city by name and are included for reference only.



Bangor, 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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

With a crime rate of 51 per one thousand residents, Bangor 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 20. Within Maine, more than 100% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bangor.

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 31,588, Bangor has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Bangor 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 Bangor.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bangor 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 Bangor.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Bangor's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Bangor is one in 607.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Bangor is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Bangor, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 49 per one thousand population.

Bangor Crime Data

total Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Bangor Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

52

1,550

1,602

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.65

49.07

50.72

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.65
1.03
National Median: 4
    Bangor
    Maine

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 607

in Bangor

1 in 968

in Maine

Bangor Violent Crimes

Population: 31,588
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 19 26
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.22 0.60 0.82

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
49.07
12.13
National Median: 20
    Bangor
    Maine

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Bangor

1 in 82

in Maine

Property Crimes

Population: 31,588
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 100 1,417 33
Rate per 1,000 3.17 44.86 1.04

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Bangor Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
46
2
National Median: 27.0
    Bangor
    Maine