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Cumberland County, Maine Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 66,924 total crimes reported in Cumberland County, Maine (3,487 of them violent). Of the 7,436 crimes that occur a year in Cumberland County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cumberland County, Maine 21 times a day. This includes 29 murders, 676 rapes, and nearly fifty-two thousand thefts (including 2,727 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Cumberland County, Maine (2000-2008)

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

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Cumberland County, Maine for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Cumberland County increased by 23 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 32 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 9 years in Cumberland County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than eight thousand for Cumberland County, Maine in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cumberland County, Maine (2000-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Cumberland County, Maine (2000-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Cumberland 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.
For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.

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