South Portland, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in South Portland 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 South Portland is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, South Portland is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maine, South Portland has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that South Portland's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in South Portland is one in 532.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that South Portland's rate for property crime is 22 per one thousand population. This makes South Portland 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 South Portland is one in 45.

South Portland Crime Data

 

Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

South Portland Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

48

563

611

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.88

22.05

23.93

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
1.88
1.15
National Median: 4
    South Portland
    Maine

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 532

in South Portland

1 in 868

in Maine

South Portland VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 25,532
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 17 8 23
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.67 0.31 0.90

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
22.05
12.46
National Median: 21
    South Portland
    Maine

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 45

in South Portland

1 in 80

in Maine

South Portland Property CRIMES

Population: 25,532
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 39 505 19
Rate per 1,000 1.53 19.78 0.74

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

South Portland Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
50
2
National Median: 28.3
    South Portland
    Maine