Houlton, ME
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The crime rate in Houlton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 Houlton is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Houlton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maine, Houlton has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Houlton 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 Houlton; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 452. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the town, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Houlton experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Houlton's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Houlton 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 Houlton is one in 29.

Houlton Crime Data

 
Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Houlton Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

13

205

218

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.21

34.85

37.06

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Houlton 2.21
Maine 1.30
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 452

in Houlton

1 in 769

in Maine
Houlton VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 5,882
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 6 * 1 5
Rate per 1,000 0.17 1.02 0.17 0.85
* 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
Houlton 34.85
Maine 18.30
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Houlton

1 in 55

in Maine
Houlton Property CRIMES
Population: 5,882
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 20 179 6
Rate per 1,000 3.40 30.43 1.02
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

Houlton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Houlton 6
Maine 3

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