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Kennebec County, Maine Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 23,985 total crimes reported in Kennebec County, Maine (957 of them violent). Of the 2,665 crimes that take place per year in Kennebec County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Kennebec County, Maine every 3 hours. This includes 6 murders, 331 rapes, and just about nineteen thousand thefts (including 719 car thefts).

Total Crime in Kennebec 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

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Kennebec County, Maine for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Kennebec County has risen by 46%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 49%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 9 years in Kennebec County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least three thousand for Kennebec County, Maine in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Kennebec 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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