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Lincoln County, Maine Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,705 total crimes reported in Lincoln County, Maine (128 of them violent). Of the 463 crimes that take place per year in Lincoln County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lincoln County, Maine every 18 hours. This includes 3 murders, 47 rapes, and just about three thousand thefts (including 144 car thefts).

Total Crime in Lincoln 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

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Lincoln County, Maine for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Lincoln County has risen by 43%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 59%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 8 years in Lincoln County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least six hundred for Lincoln County, Maine in 2009.

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

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 Lincoln County, Maine (2001-2008)

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

Lincoln County, Maine law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Lincoln County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.