Skowhegan, ME
Crime Rates


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Skowhegan, ME crime analytics

With a crime rate of 52 per one thousand residents, Skowhegan has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 19. Within Maine, more than 99% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Skowhegan.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a town's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 8,478, Skowhegan has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Skowhegan does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Skowhegan.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Skowhegan 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 Skowhegan; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 404. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Skowhegan is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Skowhegan, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 49 per one thousand population.

Skowhegan Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Skowhegan Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Skowhegan 2.48
Maine 1.30
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 404

in Skowhegan

1 in 769

in Maine
Population: 8,478
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 12 0 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 1.42 0.00 1.06
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)

Skowhegan 49.42
Maine 18.30
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Skowhegan

1 in 55

in Maine
Skowhegan Property CRIMES
Population: 8,478
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 37 370 12
Rate per 1,000 4.36 43.64 1.42
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

Skowhegan Crimes Per Square Mile

Skowhegan 7
Maine 3