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Hancock County, Maine Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 6,594 total crimes reported in Hancock County, Maine (265 of them violent). Of the 824 crimes that transpire each year in Hancock County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hancock County, Maine every 10 hours. This includes 3 murders, 25 rapes, and over five thousand thefts (including 251 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Hancock 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 Hancock County, Maine for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Hancock County has climbed by 13 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 88 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Hancock County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to nine hundred for Hancock County, Maine in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hancock 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 Hancock 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

Hancock 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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