Do you feel the need to lock the doors of your home and auto?

The National Council for Home Safety and Security is happy to announce their ranking of the Safest Cities in Maine for 2018. The top ten cities are:

  1. Kennebunk
  2. Orono
  3. Wells
  4. Gorham
  5. York
  6. Falmouth
  7. Windham
  8. Brunswick
  9. Saco
  10. Scarborough

The cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) and property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft) per 1,000 people. These variables were then weighted, with violent crimes assigned a value 1.5 times (due to their severity) that of property crimes.

To identify the safest cities, the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics were reviewed along with population data and internal research. Any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and cities with populations under 10,000 were eliminated.

The report was formally released on February 5, 2018

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