Lewiston, ME Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
823
Total Crimes
2,294.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
-7.35%
Below National Average
89 out of 109
In Maine
6,752 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Lewiston, ME?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Lewiston is 2,294.7 per 100,000 people. That's -7.35% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 68.64% higher than the Maine total crime rate of 1,360.7 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Lewiston SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
7
Safety
6
Amenities
8
Education
6
Commute
8.5

How Does Lewiston Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Lewiston
/ 100k People
Maine
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 823 2,294.7 1,360.7 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 1.5 5.0
Robbery 18 50.2 14.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 58 161.7 61.3 250.2
Violent Crime 107 298.3 115.2 366.7
Burglary 122 340.2 174.8 340.5
Larceny 555 1,547.5 1,016.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 39 108.7 54.0 219.9
Property Crime 716 1,996.4 1,245.6 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Lewiston

107.0
Violent Crimes
298.3
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-18.64%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 335.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Lewiston each year. That compares to a 1 in 868.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Lewiston is 298.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -18.64% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 159.07% higher than the Maine violent crime rate of 115.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Lewiston

716.0
Property Crimes
1,996.4
Property Crimes / 100k People
-5.38%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 50.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Lewiston each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Lewiston is 1,996.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -5.38% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 60.28% higher than the Maine property crime rate of 1,245.6 per 100,000 people.

Lewiston Crime Compared To Maine Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Maine.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Lewiston

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Auburn, ME 23,214 545 2,347.7 2,201.3 146.5
Brunswick, ME 20,510 329 1,604.1 1,555.3 48.8
Topsham, ME 8,863 94 1,060.6 1,004.2 56.4
Freeport, ME 8,593 94 1,093.9 1,082.3 11.6
Yarmouth, ME 8,540 41 480.1 445.0 35.1
Bath, ME 8,309 140 1,684.9 1,636.8 48.1
Oxford, ME 4,100 114 2,780.5 2,682.9 97.6
Richmond, ME 3,440 25 726.7 668.6 58.1
Mechanic Falls, ME 2,973 31 1,042.7 874.5 168.2
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