Sanford, ME
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The crime rate in Sanford is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 38 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 Sanford is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Sanford is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maine, Sanford has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Sanford 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 Sanford; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 366. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sanford's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Sanford 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 Sanford is one in 28.

Sanford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Sanford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

57

738

795

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.74

35.42

38.16

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sanford 2.74
Maine 1.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 366

in Sanford

1 in 769

in Maine

Sanford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 20,836
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Sanford 35.42
Maine 18.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 28

in Sanford

1 in 55

in Maine

Sanford Property CRIMES

Population: 20,836
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Sanford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sanford 17
Maine 3