SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 10 Safest Cities in Maine for 2019. See if your city made the list.
Maine gained five additional safest cities this year for a total of 10, but only two of last year’s cities—Scarborough and Wells—made the cut again. Across Maine, crime rates are below national averages. The state reports just 1.43 violent crime incidents per 1,000 people, that’s three points below the national rate of 4.49.
The Pine Tree State also does a good job of keeping property crime to a minimum. The state’s average of 18.72 incidents per 1,000 is almost 10 points less than the national property crime rate of 27.11. And the cities on our list exemplify the state’s stellar safety record. All the cities had fewer than 0.5 violent crime incidents per 1,000, and 70% reported fewer than 10 property crimes per 1,000.
Find out if your city joined the list of Maine’s safest, and get all the crime rate details in our full listing below.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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How to Make a Safe Home Anywhere
Wherever you live, feeling safe in your home can bring greater peace of mind and happiness. Whether your city made our list or not, we recommend adding extra security to your home with monitored security services.
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