Search Maine Arrest Records
The Maine State Police, State Bureau of Identification maintains all electronic criminal records and keep a vast database online available to the general public for searches and viewing. A simple name search may be performed right here on policearrests.com to find out if someone you know has a criminal past.
Maine Arrest Records and Warrants
Maine keeps arrest records for convictions and warrants online along with pending cases that are less than a year old. Using a name search, you can find out quickly and easily if someone has any outstanding warrants or any prior arrests and convictions.
Performing a Background Check
These days you have to cover all your bases to be safe. Often, it makes sense to perform a full background check on someone before hiring him or her for a job, to take care of your kids or before renting property to them. You don’t want to find out later that your kids “nanny” is a registered sex offender or your new hire has been arrested multiple times for theft.
Maine Criminal Records Search
You can search for someone pretty easily using just their name. However, it’s always nice to have a birth date or other information to narrow down the search. Criminal records from Maine are very detailed with information about the person along with specifics about their crimes, dates, and locations along with sentencing, fines, and incarcerations.
ME Prison and Inmate Records
Maine’s Department of Corrections handles all inmate data and keeps it online in an extensive database providing information to the public for searches. A search for prisoners will yield you a lot of information including a mug shot, name, aliases, age, date of birth, physical description including any scars and tattoos along with dates of incarceration and release. You can also view details about their offenses and the court that sentenced them.
Total reported incidents in Maine in 2016 decreased by 8.37% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 3,311.69 per 100,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 1,242 to 1,254 while non-violent crime decreased by 8.99% from 18,522 to 16,856.
5 Crimes In Maine 2016 with most arrests
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Counties in Maine with the Highest Crime Rate
Among the 16 counties the most dangerous is the Lincoln county with 31 violent crimes that’s 2.47% of the total of 1,254. Lincoln County has the highest number of records per 100,000 residents that is below the state average of 153 and lower than national average of 469.
Safest Cities in Maine
Are you planning a move to Maine? Here are the safest cities in Maine with the lowest crime rates. You chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Maine is 1 out of 653 down by 0.03% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Brewer and safest city to encounter a property crime is Cumberland.
Violent Crimes rates in ME increased by 0.97% from 2015 and increased by 0.64% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,246 to 1,254. In 2016 violent crimes in ME was 67.36% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of violent crimes in Maine is 0.153%.
Property crime rate in Maine decreased by 8.99% from 2015 and decreased by 32.39% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 24,931 to 16,856. In 2016 property crimes in ME was 27.57% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a property crime is 2.059%.
How Maine stands up against other states
Maine vs. New Hampshire
You’ll be in more danger in Maine compared to New Hampshire. New Hampshire had an 19.13% lower crime rate than Maine. Hawaii scored the highest with a 54.05% higher crime rate according to the FBI. Murder rates of 1 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 6 per 100,000 people and lower than average 1 in New Hampshire. Arson rates of 7 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 15 per 100,000 people and lower than average 14 in New Hampshire.
Maine vs. Hawaii
You’ll be safer in Maine compared to Hawaii. Hawaii had an 54.05% higher crime rate than Maine. Rhode Island scored the lowest with a 29.42% lower crime rate according to the FBI. Robbery rates of 29 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 136 per 100,000 people and lower than average 84 in Hawaii. Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 64 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 286 per 100,000 people and lower than average 437 in Hawaii.
Names with the most arrests in Maine
Crime rate by age group, gender, and race
The most crimes, that's 33.96% of all records in state are committed by the people aged between 21-30.
DID you know?
- The overall crime rate in Maine is 0.86% lower than the national average.
- For every 100,000 people, there are 6.06 daily crimes that occur in Maine.
- Maine is riskier than New Hampshire.
- In Maine you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
- Year over year crimes in Maine have decreased by 8.37%.
Maine Police Arrest Records by Counties
- Androscoggin Arrest Records
- Aroostook Arrest Records
- Cumberland Arrest Records
- Franklin Arrest Records
- Hancock Arrest Records
- Kennebec Arrest Records
- Knox Arrest Records
- Lincoln Arrest Records
- Oxford Arrest Records
- Penobscot Arrest Records
- Piscataquis Arrest Records
- Sagadahoc Arrest Records
- Somerset Arrest Records
- Waldo Arrest Records
- Washington Arrest Records
- York Arrest Records