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 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.

Crime Rate

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 13,886
Burglary 2,450
Aggravated assault 704
Motor vehicle theft 520
Legacy rape 300

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.

County Arrests
Lincoln 31
Somerset 29
Kennebec 26
York 26
Cumberland 21

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.

City Crime Rate
Richmond 4
Rangeley 6
Fort Kent 6
Monmouth 7
North Berwick 7

Violent Crimes

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 Crimes

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. Assault rates of 86 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 284 per 100,000 people and lower than average 128 in New Hampshire. Larceny rates of 1,696 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 2,054 per 100,000 people and higher than average 1,290 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. Rape rates of 0 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 2 per 100,000 people and lower than average 0 in Hawaii. Burglary rates of 299 per 100,000 people is lower than national of 502 per 100,000 people and lower than average 377 in Hawaii.

Names with the most arrests in Maine

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

The most crimes, that's 35.94% of all records in state are committed by the people aged between 31-40.

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%.