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Washington County, Maine Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,824 total crimes reported in Washington County, Maine (370 of them violent). Of the 478 crimes that happen every year in Washington County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Washington County, Maine every 18 hours.

Total Crime in Washington 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 Washington County, Maine for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Washington County has grown by 34%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 72%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Washington County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than six hundred for Washington County, Maine in 2009.

Crime Trends in Washington 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 Washington 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

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