There's more than one reason it's called Vacationland. I mean sure, Maine in the summer is the best place to be, there's no denying that.

And now backgroundchecks.org has named Maine one of, if not THE safest state in the Nation.

The website looked at violent crime, property crime and number of law enforcement officers a community has along with Census data to determine their findings. They also used the latest FBI crime statistics to create state rankings. They excluded communities with fewer than 10,000 people. Then they broke it down city by city or town by town.

Wells topped the list with a reported crime rate less than half of the national average.

Scarborough came in second with an almost identical low reported crime rate which is still well below the national average.

Here's a list of the top 20;

1. Wells

2. Scarborough

3. York

4. Falmouth

5. Kennebunk

6. Gorham

7. Brunswick

8. Orono

9. Saco

10. Windham

11. Westbrook

12. Portland

13. Bangor

14. Auburn

15. South Portland

16. Augusta

17. Lewiston

18. Biddeford

19. Sanford

20. Waterville