Bangor, ME
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Bangor, ME crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

With a crime rate of 43 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 23. Within Maine, more than 97% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bangor.

Importantly, when you compare Bangor to other communities of similar population, then Bangor crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Bangor 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 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 540.

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 24, which is a rate of 41 per one thousand population.

Bangor Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Bangor Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

60

1,327

1,387

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.85

40.97

42.82

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bangor 1.85
Maine 1.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 540

in Bangor

1 in 769

in Maine

Bangor VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 32,391
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 7 * 19 33
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.22 0.59 1.02
* Rape figures for this city adjusted from legacy to current definition based on FBI guidelines.

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
Bangor 40.97
Maine 18.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Bangor

1 in 55

in Maine

Bangor Property CRIMES

Population: 32,391
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 191 1,118 18
Rate per 1,000 5.90 34.52 0.56

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

Bangor Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bangor 40
Maine 3