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Sagadahoc County, Maine Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 5,932 total crimes reported in Sagadahoc County, Maine (123 of them violent). Of the 659 crimes that occur a year in Sagadahoc County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sagadahoc County, Maine every 13 hours.

Total Crime in Sagadahoc 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

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Sagadahoc County, Maine for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Sagadahoc County increased by 34 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 44 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 9 years in Sagadahoc County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than eight hundred for Sagadahoc County, Maine in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Sagadahoc 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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