The 10 Safest Places to Live in Maine Right Now
Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England contributor and may contain the individual's views, opinions or personal experiences.
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 as compared to other states in the country. It's for good reason, too. According to SafeWise, Maine has the lowest violent crime rate in the entire nation. But that is only part of the story.
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 around 12%, which is 7 points lower than the national average.
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.