Gorham's crime rate
There were 97 crimes reported in Gorham, Maine in 2018, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 551 incidents for every 100,000 people.
How does Gorham compare?
Gorham has one of the lowest overall crime rates of any U.S. city. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,580 incidents for every 100,000 people.
Gorham's overall crime rate is 63% lower than the overall crime rate in Maine. Statewide, there were 19,674 crimes reported in 2018, or 1,470 for every 100,000 people.
What types of crimes are being committed?
The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.
The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2018. In Gorham, however, property crimes account for about 96% of all offenses.
Despite accounting for a higher than average share of total offenses, property crime is much less prevalent in Gorham than it is nationwide. There were 93 property crimes in Gorham in 2018, or 528 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,200 incidents per 100,000 people.
Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Gorham. There were 72 larcenies reported in Gorham in 2018, or 409 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,595 per 100,000.
There were 20 break-ins reported in Gorham in 2018, or 114 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 327 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2018.
Motor Vehicle Theft
Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 229 for every 100,000 people. In Gorham, meanwhile, there was just one reported motor vehicle theft in 2018, or 6 for every 100,000 people.
Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the more than 8.4 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2018. In Gorham, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 4% share of all reported crime.
At 23 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Gorham is well below the national violent crime rate of 381 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Gorham reported a total of 4 violent crimes in 2018.
Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. There were 2 aggravated assaults reported in Gorham in 2018, or 11 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is far higher, standing at 247 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.
Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America. There were 2 robberies reported in Gorham in 2018, a rate of 11 robberies for every 100,000 residents. For comparison, the national robbery rate was 86 per 100,000 in 2018.
There were 139,380 reported rapes nationwide in 2018, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people. In Gorham in 2018, none were reported.
While there were 16,214 murders nationwide in 2018, none were reported in Gorham in 2018.
Gorham compared to other cities in Maine
Gorham has the third lowest crime rate of all comparable cities in Maine. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2018 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.
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