50 Safest Cities
Located at the northern tip of New England, Maine is the 12th smallest state in terms of area, the 9th smallest state in terms of population, and the 12th smallest state in terms of population density. Basically, it’s a small state without many people, and the people that live there are pretty spread out, making it perfect to spend some alone time or just relax! Maine provides almost 90% of the lobster supply in the United States and 99% of all the blueberries. It’s capital was originally Portland, but it was changed to the more central Augusta in 1832. The state also boasts beautiful nature such as Acadia National Park, the second most popular national park in the U.S in terms of visitors, plus the White Mountains National Park, almost 800,000 acres of hardwood forests and alpine areas. No wonder it’s called Vacationland!
If you’re in Maine, what are some activities that you just can’t miss?
- Cadillac Mountain- this 1,530 mountain offers panoramic views of Acadia National Park from its peak, part of the Appalachian Mountains.
- Portland Head Lighthouse- located in Cape Elizabeth, this lighthouse was built in 1791 and still operates, sitting on rocky coastline in Fort Williams Park.
- Casco Bay- Right off the state’s southern coast in the Gulf of Maine is Casco Bay, a great place for boating, lighthouse-viewing and of course, eating fresh seafood.
The safest city in Maine is Cumberland, a suburb just north of Portland. With a population of nearly 8,000 and an impressive median income of $112,604, there were only 3.02 violent crimes and absolutely no violent crimes per 1,000 people! That’s incredible and to be honest, pretty unique. Other top contenders include Eliot, Cape Elizabeth, and Kennebunk.
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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Want to learn more about how we chose the safest cities in Maine? Read our complete methodology by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
South Berwick, ME
Old Town, ME
Bar Harbor, ME
Old Orchard Beach, ME
South Portland, ME
Presque Isle, ME
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How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.
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