Safety is important to everyone when thinking about where they're going to live and put down roots. In the state of Maine, the concern over dangerous criminals and violent crimes is relatively modest compared to other states in the country.

It's for good reason, too. According to SafeWise, Maine had the second-lowest violent crime rate in the entire nation for 2023. Even with minimal violent crime in 2023, Maine did see a small uptick in reported violent crime incidents from the prior year. Still, Maine boasts a total violent crime rate of 1.1 incidents per 1,000 residents.

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The other key element when it comes to safety in towns and cities is property theft. What places in Maine boast low rates of trespass, burglary, and other crimes pertaining to property? If you're worried about those types of crimes, Maine's property crime rate is below 13%, which is more than seven points under the the national average and fourth best in the nation.

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One of the more curious findings from SafeWise's most recent study is Maine's fear of crime versus reality. Safewise discovered that the top security concern for people in Maine is package theft and property destruction.

In 2022, firearms were the most acquired safety item by Maine residents. Last year, it was security cameras that topped the list of most acquired safety enhancement tool by residents of the Pine Tree State.

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Overall statistics only tell part of the story. When you begin grinding down the states town by town, city by city, it becomes clear which places in Maine stand out above the rest as the safest ones to call home. Let's take a look at the safest places in Maine to live right now.

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