Old Town, ME
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The crime rate in Old Town is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Town is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Old Town is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maine, Old Town has a crime rate that is higher than 88% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Old Town compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Old Town 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 Town'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 Town 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 Town.

For Old Town, 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 Old Town than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1271, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Old Town's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Old Town 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 Town is one in 44.

Old Town Crime Data

 
Crime Index

28

(100 is safest)


Safer than 28% of U.S. Cities

Old Town Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

175

181

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.79

22.95

23.74

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Old Town 0.79
Maine 1.30
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,271

in Old Town

1 in 769

in Maine
Old Town VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 7,624
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 * 2 3
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.13 0.26 0.39
* 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
Old Town 22.95
Maine 18.30
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 44

in Old Town

1 in 55

in Maine
Old Town Property CRIMES
Population: 7,624
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 23 149 3
Rate per 1,000 3.02 19.54 0.39
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

Old Town Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Old Town 4
Maine 3