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Waldo County, Maine Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,662 total crimes reported in Waldo County, Maine (195 of them violent). Of the 458 crimes that happen every year in Waldo County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Waldo County, Maine every 19 hours. This includes 2 murders, 32 rapes, and almost three thousand thefts (including 165 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Waldo 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 Waldo County, Maine for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Waldo County has grown by 30%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 19%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Waldo County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost six hundred for Waldo County, Maine in 2009.

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

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Waldo 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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