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The SafeWise Report Announces the 20 Safest Cities in Maine
The SafeWise Report released its “20 Safest Cities in Maine” report this week. To compile this report, SafeWise used the most recent FBI crime data from 2012 to analyze and rank these cities, which all have a minimum population of 5,000 people.
We look at crimes from part 1 of the FBI Unified Crime Report (UCR) reported crime data, which focuses on violent crimes (aggravated assault, forcible rape, murder, and robbery) as well as property crimes (arson, burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). From there, we calculate the chances of these crimes happening out of a thousand in order to level the playing field for cities of varying populations. From all the cities in Maine, we narrowed the list down to 20 and assigned rankings according to data provided by the FBI’s UCR report.