Old Orchard Beach, ME
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Old Orchard Beach, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

The crime rate in Old Orchard Beach is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Old Orchard Beach is 1 in 49. Based on FBI crime data, Old Orchard Beach is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maine, Old Orchard Beach has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Old Orchard Beach compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Old Orchard Beach with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Old Orchard Beach'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 Old Orchard Beach 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 Old Orchard Beach.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Old Orchard Beach 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 Old Orchard Beach; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 286. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Old Orchard Beach's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Old Orchard Beach 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 Old Orchard Beach is one in 59.

Old Orchard Beach Crime Data

 

Crime Index

32

(100 is safest)


Safer than 32% of U.S. Cities

Old Orchard Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

31

149

180

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.50

16.83

20.33

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Old Orchard Beach 3.50
Maine 1.21

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 286

in Old Orchard Beach

1 in 826

in Maine

Old Orchard Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 8,855
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 8 1 22
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.90 0.11 2.48

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Old Orchard Beach 16.83
Maine 15.07

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 59

in Old Orchard Beach

1 in 66

in Maine

Old Orchard Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 8,855
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 21 121 7
Rate per 1,000 2.37 13.66 0.79

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Old Orchard Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Old Orchard Beach 24
Maine 3

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