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York County, Maine Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 35,821 total crimes reported in York County, Maine (1,757 of them violent). Of the 3,980 crimes that take place per year in York County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in York County, Maine every 2 hours. This includes 12 murders, 512 rapes, and at least twenty-seven thousand thefts (including 1,399 car thefts).

Total Crime in York 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

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in York County, Maine for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in York County has risen by 46%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 50%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 9 years in York County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least five thousand for York County, Maine in 2009.

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

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 York County, Maine (2000-2008)

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

York 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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