Saco, ME Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
321
Total Crimes
1,612.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
-34.90%
Below National Average
76 out of 109
In Maine
5,210 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Saco, ME?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Saco is 1,612.4 per 100,000 people. That's -34.90% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 18.50% 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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Saco SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
6
Diversity
4
Safety
8
Amenities
7
Education
8.5
Commute
7

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Saco
/ 100k People
Maine
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 321 1,612.4 1,360.7 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 1.5 5.0
Robbery 1 5.0 14.0 81.6
Aggravated Assault 8 40.2 61.3 250.2
Violent Crime 21 105.5 115.2 366.7
Burglary 46 231.1 174.8 340.5
Larceny 234 1,175.4 1,016.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 20 100.5 54.0 219.9
Property Crime 300 1,506.9 1,245.6 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Saco

21.0
Violent Crimes
105.5
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-71.23%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 948.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Saco each year. That compares to a 1 in 868.4 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Saco is 105.5 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -71.23% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -8.40% lower than the Maine violent crime rate of 115.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Saco

300.0
Property Crimes
1,506.9
Property Crimes / 100k People
-28.58%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 66.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Saco each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Saco is 1,506.9 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -28.58% lower than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 20.98% higher than the Maine property crime rate of 1,245.6 per 100,000 people.

Saco 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 Saco

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Portland, ME 66,458 1,876 2,822.8 2,580.6 242.3
South Portland, ME 25,686 611 2,378.7 2,191.9 186.9
Biddeford, ME 21,545 670 3,109.8 2,682.8 427.0
Scarborough, ME 20,542 264 1,285.2 1,231.6 53.5
Westbrook, ME 19,166 299 1,560.1 1,382.7 177.4
Gorham, ME 17,818 138 774.5 735.2 39.3
Falmouth, ME 12,378 139 1,123.0 1,098.7 24.2
Kennebunk, ME 11,622 54 464.6 395.8 68.8
Old Orchard Beach, ME 8,946 132 1,475.5 1,196.1 279.5
Kennebunkport, ME 3,660 31 847.0 792.3 54.6
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