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Piscataquis County, Maine Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,116 total crimes reported in Piscataquis County, Maine (264 of them violent). Of the 390 crimes that take place per year in Piscataquis County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Piscataquis County, Maine every 22 hours. This includes 3 murders, 27 rapes, and at least two thousand thefts (including 131 car thefts).

Total Crime in Piscataquis 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 Piscataquis County, Maine for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Piscataquis County has risen by 12%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 70%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 8 years in Piscataquis County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about five hundred for Piscataquis County, Maine in 2009.

Crime Trends in Piscataquis 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 Piscataquis 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

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