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Brunswick, 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

The crime rate in Brunswick is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 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 Brunswick is 1 in 62. Based on FBI crime data, Brunswick is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maine, Brunswick has a crime rate that is higher than 90% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Brunswick compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Brunswick with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Brunswick's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

For Brunswick, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Brunswick than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1364, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Brunswick's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Brunswick a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Brunswick is one in 65.

Brunswick Crime Data

total Crime Index

30

(100 is safest)


Safer than 30% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Brunswick Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

16

334

350

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.73

15.30

16.03

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.73
1.03
National Median: 4
    Brunswick
    Maine

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,364

in Brunswick

1 in 968

in Maine

Brunswick Violent Crimes

Population: 21,831
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 2 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.09 0.41

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
15.3
12.13
National Median: 20
    Brunswick
    Maine

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 65

in Brunswick

1 in 82

in Maine

Property Crimes

Population: 21,831
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 14 302 18
Rate per 1,000 0.64 13.83 0.82

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

Brunswick Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
7
2
National Median: 27.0
    Brunswick
    Maine