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Title: Crime in Maine, 1979
Corporate Author: Maine Dept of Public Safety
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 125
Sponsoring Agency: Maine Dept of Public Safety
Augusta, ME 04333-0104
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Maine's crime statistics for calendar year 1979 are presented in this annual report.
Abstract: The statistics were gathered from all law enforcement agencies in the State and forwarded to the FBI for inclusion in the National Crime Report. Various sections focus on background information, index crimes, stolen and recovered property values, clearance rates, arrest data, police employment data, officers assaulted, crime factors, a profile of the State, and a county-by-county crime analysis. In summary, 46,967 index offenses were reported, an increase of 1,883 offenses over 1978. The crime rate was 42.5 per 1,000 inhabitants, compared to 41.68 in 1978. Violent crimes decreased by 3.2 percent, and property crimes increased by 4.6 percent since the previous report. Rapes decreased by 7.4 percent, robbery by 4.2 aggravated assault by 3.9 percent, burglary by 7.4 percent, and motor vehicle thefts by 6.2 percent. Larceny-thefts increased by 11.8 percent. Police recovered 46.4 percent of stolen property in 1979 and cleared 25.4 percent of all index crimes. Data are presented in charts, graphs, and tables, and explanatory texts are included.
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Clearance rates; Crime Statistics; Crime surveys; Maine; State Uniform Crime Reports
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