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20 safest communities in Maine

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STATEWIDE (WGME) -- Safewise.com has ranked the 20 safest communities in Maine.

According to the FBI Crime Report, fewer than 20 crimes per 1,000 people were reported in Maine in 2015, which, according to Safewise, is roughly 30% less than the national average.

The 20 safest cities in Maine experienced even less criminal activity, according to Safewise.

To identify the 20 safest cities in Maine, Safewise reviewed the 2015 FBI Crime Report statistics and population data.

They eliminated all cities with fewer than 3,000 residents as well as any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI.

See if your community is among the safest in the state:

20. Sabattus

19. Wells

18. Falmouth

17. Gorham

16. Wilton

15. Kennebunkport

14. North Berwick

13. Cape Elizabeth

12. Pittsfield

11. Yarmouth

10. Monmouth

9. South Berwick

8. Hampden

7. Kennebunk

6. Camden

5. Fort Kent

4. Richmond

3. Rockport

2. Eliot

1. Cumberland

Portland was ranked 70th.

At the bottom of the list is Sanford at 75, Ellsworth at 76, Bangor at 77, Oxford at 78, Waterville at 79, Rumford at 80, Skowhegan at 81, Biddeford at 82 and Augusta at 83.

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