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Crimes, Index

As the graphs below indicate, both violent and non-violent crime have been decreasing in frequency since 1980, with a slight increase since 2005. The number of crimes in 2013, compared to the 1980 figures, declined 22% for violent offenses and 36% for property offenses. See also Crime, Weapons.


The Maine Department of Public Safety summarizes reported crime through the department’s Uniform Crime Reporting Division. Offenses comprising the crime index are murder (Mu), rape (Ra), robbery (Ro), aggravated assault (Aa), burglary (Bu), larceny-theft (Lt), motor vehicle theft (MVt), and arson (Ar).

—— Violent Crimes —— ——– Property Crimes ——– All Index Violent Crimes Property Crimes
Year (Mu) (Ra) (Ro) (Aa) (Bu) (Lt) (MVt) (Ar) Total Total Total
1980 32 145 345 1,618 13,275 31,055 2,455 994 49,919 2,140 47,779
1981 36 145 368 1,663 14,081 29,549 2,194 732 48,768 2,212 46,556
1982 24 151 344 1,324 11,850 27,843 2,156 533 44,225 1,843 42,382
1983 24 193 311 1,301 11,416 27,022 1,920 460 42,647 1,829 40,818
1984 20 155 305 1,352 10,266 26,810 1,866 366 41,140 1,832 39,308
1985 28 167 284 1,472 10,610 28,281 1,923 422 43,187 1,951 41,236
1986 22 174 328 1,205 9,467 27,550 1,927 398 41,071 1,729 39,342
1987 30 184 302 1,281 9,119 28,779 2,052 376 42,123 1,797 40,326
1988 37 225 312 1,289 9,862 29,041 2,470 310 43,546 1,863 41,683
1989 40 230 295 1,112 9,848 30,079 2,237 337 44,178 1,677 42,501
1990 29 187 316 1,316 10,663 28,648 2,092 427 43,678 1,848 41,830
1991 24 243 282 1,078 11,127 31,635 2,008 298 46,695 1,627 45,068
1992 25 298 291 1,001 10,061 29,604 1,755 286 43,321 1,615 41,706
1993 16 348 263 945 8,918 26,769 1,665 326 39,250 1,572 37,678
1994 28 315 277 978 8,915 28,138 1,756 281 40,688 1,598 39,090
1995 21 315 331 1,021 9,218 28,504 1,720 251 41,381 1,688 39,693
1996 25 260 292 976 9,303 29,557 1,776 288 42,477 1,553 40,924
1997 19 254 257 962 8,241 27,513 1,642 253 39,141 1,492 37,649
1998 26 229 263 1,051 8,286 26,387 1,513 202 37,957 1,569 36,388
1999 25 273 196 788 7,613 25,322 1,457 194 35,868 1,282 34,586
2000 11 318 246 812 6,759 23,808 1,317 196 33,470 1,390 32,080
2001 19 322 263 819 6,878 24,515 1,667 212 34,695 1,419 33,186
2002 14 391 269 728 6,944 24,496 1,418 174 34,434 1,402 33,032
2003 17 351 289 755 6,571 24,064 1,450 196 33,693 1,412 32,281
2004 19 313 288 728 6,344 24,087 1,305 192 33,276 1,348 31,928
2005 19 322 323 826 6,277 24,153 1,344 177 33,441 1,490 31,951
2006 21 340 383 780 6,776 25,161 1,340 193 36,994 1,524 33,470
2007 21 393 349 793 6,677 24,060 1,260 243 33,794 1,556 32,240
2008 31 373 332 813 6,516 24,582 1,173 188 34,008 1,549 32,459
2009 26 374 398 742 6,711 23,900 1,018 243 33,412 1,540 31,872
2010 24 389 416 760 7,343 24,490 985 245 34,652 1,589 33,063
2011 25 391 370 843 7,826 24,826 1,074 260 35,615 1,629 33,986
2012 24 368 421 803 7,429 24,812 990 226 35,073 1,616 33,457
2013 24 359 335 943 6,453 23,006 902 140 32,138 1,661 30,501

 

Murders 1980-2013

Murders 1980-2013

All Violent Crimes 1980-2013

All Violent Crimes 1980-2013

Property Crimes 1980-2013

Property Crimes 1980-2013

 

 


Source: Maine Department of Public Safety. Crime in Maine (various years). Augusta, Me.

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