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Belfast, Maine Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Belfast, Maine. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Belfast compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Belfast, Maine, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,019 total crimes reported in Belfast, Maine (112 of them violent). Of the 252 crimes that take place per year in Belfast, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Belfast, Maine 252 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 17 rapes, and just about two thousand thefts (including 69 car thefts).

Total Crime in Belfast, Maine (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Belfast, Maine for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Belfast has been reduced by 8%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 42%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 8 years in Belfast. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about three hundred for Belfast, Maine in 2009.

Crime Trends in Belfast, Maine (2001-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Belfast, Maine (2001-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Belfast, Maine law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Belfast conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.