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Aroostook County, Maine Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Aroostook County, Maine. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Aroostook County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Aroostook County, Maine, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 8,631 total crimes reported in Aroostook County, Maine (316 of them violent). Of the 1,079 crimes that transpire each year in Aroostook County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Aroostook County, Maine every 8 hours. This includes 4 murders, 72 rapes, and close to seven thousand thefts (including 304 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Aroostook County, Maine (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Aroostook County, Maine for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Aroostook County has diminished by 1 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 13 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 8 years in Aroostook County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Aroostook County, Maine in 2009.

Crime Trends in Aroostook County, Maine (2001-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Aroostook County, Maine (2001-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Aroostook County, Maine law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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