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Oxford County, Maine Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 8,057 total crimes reported in Oxford County, Maine (424 of them violent). Of the 1,007 crimes that happen every year in Oxford County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Oxford County, Maine every 8 hours. This includes 1 murder, 162 rapes, and almost six thousand thefts (including 333 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Oxford 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

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Oxford County, Maine for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Oxford County has grown by 28%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 22%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Oxford County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than one thousand for Oxford County, Maine in 2009.

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

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

Oxford County, Maine law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Oxford 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.